Lebedevo Cemetery – Arran District, Saskatchewan

The following is a transcription of the Lebedevo Doukhobor Cemetery located 5 miles south-west of Arran, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of St. Philips No. 301. Land location: SW 21-33-31 West of First. Latitude: 51° 50.595. Longitude: 101°48.738. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred Petroff and George Negrave on September 2, 2006.

View of the cemetery from the northwest facing southeast.

Historical Background

Lebedevo Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Lebedevo village near Arran. After the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1940’s. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.  


The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 50 interments in a single section comprised of five rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (45) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates and oral tradition to identify 13 of these. The remaining unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain, upright marble or slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery from Arran, travel west on Highway No. 49 for 4 miles (6.4 km). Or to access the cemetery from Pelly, travel east on Highway No. 49 for 5 miles (8.0 km). In either case, then turn south on the grid road and continue for 3/4 mile (1.2 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the road, approximately 100 yards (91 m) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Barabonoff Tina F. Sep. 17, 1902 Apr. 5, 1924 Nee Kazakoff – No Marker
Chernenkoff Ivan M. 1856 Oct. 7, 1933 No Marker
Chernenkoff Mary J. Nov. 15, 1857 Feb. 11, 1923 Nee Kazakoff – No Marker
Chernenkoff Mike S. 1869 May 24, 1946 No Marker
Chernenkoff Pete A. 1907 Dec. 10, 1919 Son of Alex & Arina – No Marker

Alexei G.


Jul. 1, 1928

No Marker

Dutoff *

Grigory W.

Feb. 11, 1891

Dec. 21, 1941


Fotey H.


Jan. 19, 1937

No Marker

Malakoff *

Michael I.

Aug. 30, 1906

May 02, 1922

Rebalkin Maria J. Mar. 31, 1929 Nee Berekoff – No Marker

Vera J.

Mar. 16, 1929

Mar. 23, 1929

Child of John and Mary – No Marker

Reibin baby Dec. 20, 1937 Dec. 20, 1937 Child of Larry & Nellie – No Marker
Remezoff Nasta J. 1863 Aug. 25, 1932 Nee Kazakoff – No Marker
Saprikin Elsie N. Mar. 10, 1894 May 23, 1937 Nee Legebokoff – No Marker

Dora F.




Fred N.


Jun. 10, 1941

Died – age 52 years






John A.


Jan. 31, 1926

No Marker

*Translated from Russian.

In addition, the following families resided in Lebedevo village and may have members buried in Lebedevo Cemetery: Argatoff, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Dutoff, Gretchin, Harshenin, Kooftinoff, Legebokoff, Malakoff, Masloff, Podovinnikoff, Popoff, Sherbinin, Shiloff, Slastukin, Stoochnoff, Storgeoff, Vanin.

Another view of the cemetery from the grid (west) road facing east.


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