The following is a transcription of Hills Doukhobor Cemetery located in Hills, British Columbia. Land location: Block 26, Lot 8127, Kootenay District, Plan 1187, except that part shown outlined in red on reference plan 62485-I. Latitude: 50°06.489. Longitude:117°29.600. Transcribed by Lawrna and Margaret Myers in April 2005. Updated in September 2006.
View of the cemetery from the east facing west.
Hills Doukhobor Cemetery was established in 1938 by the Hills Doukhobor Society for its members. It is in active use and is owned and maintained by the Society. The cemetery is in very good condition.
The cemetery is 2.5 acres in size and is enclosed by a wire fence with a single wooden gate. The cemetery contains 47 interments in a single section comprised of eight rows facing east-west. The grave markers are typically plain slate, marble or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel north through Hills on Highway No. 6. Turn left at Baldwin Road and continue for approximately 100 m (109 yards). The cemetery is on the right side of the road allowance. The cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Chernoff||Annie||Jun. 24, 1868||Jul. 26, 1946|
|Chernoff||Fred N.||Oct. 2, 1899||Feb. 24, 1976|
|Doubosoff||Mary S.||1878||Sep. 23, 1943||Wife of George P. Doubosoff|
|Laktin||Gertrude||1915||2004||Cremation – Nee Soukeroff|
|Laktin||John||1904||Apr. 13, 1978|
|Laktin||Philip||Dec. 3, 1945||Dec. 3, 1945|
|Legebokoff||George||Dec. 10, 1855||Nov. 8, 1940||No Marker|
|Legebokoff||Mabel||Apr. 20, 1862||Nov. 9, 1949||No Marker|
|Leontowicz||Olga||Mar. 4, 1930||Nov. 6, 1999||Nee Markin|
|Makortoff||John||Mar. 22, 1904||Feb. 11, 1988||Husband of Nellie Makortoff|
|Makortoff||Nellie||Jul. 18, 1907||Apr. 3, 2000||Nee Pozdnikoff – Wife of John Makortoff|
|Malakoff||John D.||Dec. 27, 1888||Aug. 6, 1960|
|Malakoff||John J.||Feb. 18, 1914||Sep. 12, 1971|
|Malakoff||Mary||May 10, 1888||Dec. 31, 1974||Nee Pozdnikoff – Wife of John D. Malakoff|
|Malakoff||Walter J.||Oct. 22, 1916||Nov. 3, 2002||Cremation|
|Markin||Anna||Apr. 10, 1886||Nov. 15, 1972||Nee Gritchen – Wife of Peter W. Markin|
|Markin||George P.||Jan. 6, 1905||Mar. 18, 1975|
|Markin||Peter P.||Jan. 17, 1913||Apr. 27, 1972||Buried with Tana Jean Markin|
|Markin||Peter W.||Dec. 15, 1885||Jun. 25, 1977|
|Markin||Tana Jean||Nov. 17, 1920||Nov. 25, 2000||Cremation – Nee Malakoff – Wife of Peter P. Markin|
|Markin||Vera P.||Jan. 13, 1906||Dec. 19, 1995||Nee Vanin – Wife of George P. Markin|
|Perepolkin||Anne||Dec. 4, 1912||Oct. 12, 2005||Wife of Ely W. Perepolkin|
|Perepolkin||Mary||May 15, 1915||Nov. 17, 1974||Nee Vanin – Wife of William Perepolkin|
|Pozdnikoff||Alex D.||Feb. 21, 1887||Dec. 8, 1971|
|Pozdnikoff||Fanny||1908||1998||Nee Shkuratoff – Wife of Sam D. Pozdnikoff|
|Pozdnikoff||Florence||1891||Aug. 9, 1952||Nee Legebokoff – Wife of Alex D. Pozdnikoff|
|Pozdnikoff||Sam D.||May 8, 1902||Oct. 10, 1982|
|Reibin||Michael J.||Oct. 15, 1905||Jun. 1, 1982|
|Reibin||Pauline||1910||2000||Nee Soukeroff – Wife of Michael J. Reibin|
|Sapriken||John||Jul. 25, 1923||Oct. 5, 1964|
|Sapriken||Polly||Oct. 3, 1935||1938||Daughter of Bill and Polly Sapriken|
|Sapriken||Polly||Apr. 19, 1913||May 18, 1995||Nee Savinkoff – Wife of Bill Sapriken|
|Sapriken||William||Aug. 24, 1895||Sep. 17, 1957|
|Strebchuck||Michael||–||Mar. 3, 1981||Great-grandson of George P. and Vera Markin|
|Vanin||Donald A.||Nov. 15, 1953||Nov. 26, 2003||Cremation|
|Vanin||Fred P.||Apr. 27, 1913||Jan. 3, 2003||Cremation|
|Vanin||Nellie||Dec. 18, 1923||Aug. 21, 1999||Cremation – Nee Malakoff – Wife of Fred P. Vanin|
|Vanin||Polly||1888||Jan. 22, 1951|
|Vanin||Stevie||Dec. 6, 1942||Dec. 7, 1942|
View of the cemetery from the west facing east.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death registrations and oral tradition. Special thanks to Nell Plotnikoff for her extensive assistance in this transcription. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Hills Doukhobor Cemetery, please contact: Lawrna S. Myers.