Lyubomirnoye Cemetery – Arran District, Saskatchewan

The following is a transcription of the Lyubomirnoye Doukhobor Cemetery located 1 mile west of Arran, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Livingston No. 331. Land location: SE 2-34-31 West of First. Latitude: 51°53.319. Longitude: 101°45.020. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred Petroff and George Negrave on September 2, 2006.

View of the cemetery from the west facing east.

Historical Background

Lyubomirnoye Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Lyubomirnoye 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 unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 30 interments in a single section comprised of three rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (29) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates to identify ten of these. The remaining unmarked graves are unidentified. The single grave with a marker has a plain, upright slate headstone. Click here for an online cemetery map.

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel west from Arran on Highway No. 49 for 1 mile (1.6 km). Then turn north on the grid road. You will cross a railroad junction, after which, continue for approximately 1/4 mile (.5 km) until you reach a grid intersection. At the grid intersection, take the approach leading northwest to the abandoned farmyard.  The cemetery is 1/2 mile (.8 km) northwest of the abandoned farmyard, across a pasture, in the northwest corner of the 1/4 section.  This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Berikoff Anna M. 1859 Jul. 16, 1943 Nee Shapkin – No Marker
Berikoff baby Jun. 9, 1943 Jun. 9, 1943 Child of Andrew & Polly – No Marker
Berikoff Freddie A. Sep. 17, 1948 Feb. 4, 1949 Child of Andrew & Polly – No Marker
Berikoff Kirill W. 1863 Oct. 25, 1917  
Bloudoff Fanny M. Apr. 21, 1926 May 24, 1926 Child of Mike & Annie – No Marker
Chernenkoff George G. 1861 Feb. 3, 1932 No Marker
Ostoforoff Mike J. 1864 Oct. 26, 1932 No Marker
Ostoforoff Peter G. Feb. 9, 1932 Feb. 9, 1932 Child of George & Anna – No Marker
Popoff Annie A. Apr. 1878 May 22, 1933 Nee Popoff – No Marker
Popoff John W. 1879 Dec. 2, 1942 No Marker
Popoff Pearl S. Aug. 5, 1928 May 29, 1930 Child of Sam & Mary – No Marker
Posnikoff Lucy 1925 Jan. 30, 1926 No Marker

*Translated from Russian.

In addition, the following families resided in Lyubomirnoye village and may have members buried in Lyubomirnoye Cemetery: Berikoff, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Dyachkoff, Kolesnikoff, Malakoff, Podovinnikoff, Popoff, Poznikoff, Saprikin, Shlakoff, Soukeroff.

Another view of the cemetery from the south facing north.


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