The following is a transcription of Terpenia No. 2 (Brook Hill) Doukhobor Cemetery located 9 miles south of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434. Land location: NE 12-43-7 West of Third. Latitude: 52°41.767. Longitude: 106°52.595. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on July 27, 2006.
View of the cemetery from the northeast facing southwest.
Terpenia (Terpeniye) Cemetery (No. 2) was established in 1911 by the Doukhobors living in the vicinity of the former Terpeniye village near Blaine Lake. Located in the rook Hill School District No. 3928 (1917-1954), it also came to be known as Brook Hill Cemetery. It is still in active use today. It is privately owned and is maintained by a cemetery committee. The cemetery is in very good condition.
The cemetery is two acres in size and is unenclosed except for a wire fence on the east side. There are open gates on the east and north sides. The cemetery contains approximately 70 interments in a single section comprised of three rows facing east-west. Approximately 35 graves have no marker and the mounds have been leveled. These remain unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the 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 south from the Town of Blaine Lake on Highway No. 12 for 9 miles (14.5 km). The cemetery is on the west side of 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|
|Chemelnyk||Kathy J.||Jun. 21, 1968||Jun. 22, 1968|
|Coulic||Lloyd M.||Sep. 19, 1934||May 4, 1935|
|Dargin||Nadjia E. Sawarin||1933||1987|
|Dargin||Nick W.||1904||1964||aka Popoff|
|Dargin||Vona L. Christal||1966||2003|
|Dargin||Wasyl||Oct. 20, 1863||Apr. 22, 1933||aka Popov|
|Kouznitsoff||Hrunia||1894||1949||Wife of Alex – Nee Dorafeeff|
|Pachnowski||Grace||Aug. 31, 1934||Jul. 23, 1998||Nee Wasilenko|
|Pidwerbetsky||Ruby L. Christal Dargin||1931||2004|
|Popoff||Alex W.||1894||1972||aka Dargin|
|Popoff||Fred W.||1906||1954||aka Dargin|
|Popoff||Mary W.||1884||1971||aka Dargin – Nee Perepelkin|
|Popoff||Wasil W.||1881||1973||aka Dargin|
|Salekin||Mary J.||1886||1974||Wife of Nick – Nee Karaloff|
|Salekin||Nick||May 6, 1859||May 19, 1941|
|Serhienko||Irene||1902||1944||Wife of Jacob – Nee Kardash|
|Serhienko||Nastia||1891||1970||Wife of John – Nee Dargin (Popoff)|
|Vereshagin||Gordon L.||Aug. 23, 1938||Oct. 26, 1938|
|Wasilenko||Katie V.||1910||1996||Wife of John – Nee Deduke|
View of the cemetery from the north facing south.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including marker transcriptions. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Carrie E. Stevenson for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Terpenia No. 2 (Brook Hill) Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.