Khlebodarnoye Cemetery – Arran District, Saskatchewan

The following is an overview of the Khlebodarnoye Doukhobor Cemetery located 1 1/2 miles north of Arran, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Livingston No. 331. Land location: NW 12-34-30 West of First. Latitude: 51°54.535. Longitude: 101°44.257. Compiled by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Peter and Laura Verigin and Fred Petroff on June 17, 2006.

View of the cemetery from the road. It is located in the center of the photo, where the treesmeet the edge of the pasture.

Historical Background

Khlebodarnoye Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Khlebodarnoye village near Arran. After the abandonment of the village in 1928, the cemetery ceased to be actively used. Over the years, it has become badly overgrown. The cemetery is privately owned by the Crown. 


The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size. There is scattered scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 25 interments in several rows facing east-west. The graves are unmarked and leveled. Today, all that remains is a stone pile on the edge of a pasture.  

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel north from the junction of Highway No. 49 and the Village of Arran Exit for 2 miles (3.2 km).  Then turn west on the grid road and continue for 3/4 miles (1.2 km). The cemetery is on the south side of the road, approximately 200 yards (182 m) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


There is no burial register, cemetery plot map, grave markers or other records for Khlebodarnoye Cemetery. According to the available death certificates, the following people are known to have been buried there:

Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Kinakin Samuel A. 1891 Nov. 16, 1926 No Marker

In addition, the following families resided in Khlebodarnoye village and may have members buried in Khlebodarnoye Cemetery: Arishenkoff, Dutoff, Hancheroff, Hlookoff, Kinakin, Markin, Nazaroff, Ostoforoff, Pereverzeff, Savitskoff, Shumilin, Strelioff, Voikin, Zarubin.

Stone pile marking the cemetery on the edge of the pasture.


Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: death certificates and oral tradition. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Khlebodarnoye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.