The following is a transcription of Trinity Doukhobor Cemetery located 7 miles southwest of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434. Land location: SW 2-44-7 West of Third. Latitude: 52°45.693. Longitude: 106°55.410. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on July 27, 2006.
View of the cemetery from the southwest facing northeast.
Troitskoye Cemetery, as it was originally known, was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Troitskoye village near Blaine Lake. Following the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery continued to be used by Doukhobors living in the Trinity School District No. 2404 (1909-1960). For this reason, it came to be known as Trinity Cemetery. It is still in active use today. It is privately owned and is maintained by a cemetery committee. The cemetery is in good condition.
The cemetery is one acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is an iron gate on the west side. The cemetery contains approximately 80 interments in a single section comprised of six rows facing east-west. Approximately half the graves (40) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. 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 7 miles (11.3 km). Turn west on Township Road No. 434 and continue for 2 miles (3.2 km). Then turn north on Range Road No. 3072 and continue for 2 1/4 miles (3.6 km). The cemetery is on the east 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|
|Chernoff||Dasha||1876||1951||Wife of George|
|Chernoff||Misha||1829||Apr. 25, 1927||No Marker|
|Lamers||Mary Elaine||Nov. 14, 1917||Aug. 15, 2004|
|Popoff||Anastasia N.||1872||Jan. 14, 1957|
|Popoff||Arthur||May 18, 1936||Sep. 18, 1936||No Marker|
|Popoff||Emma S.||1902||1989||Nee Kalesnikoff|
|Popoff||Fred W.||Jun. 29, 1893||May 31, 1961|
|Popoff*||F.W.||Oct. 1, 1863||Aug. 10, 1935|
|Popoff||George W.||1878||Dec. 1962|
|Popoff||Harry M.||Apr. 12, 1900||Apr. 15, 1953|
|Popoff||Helen||1912||1992||Wife of William – Nee Tkachuk|
|Popoff||Masha||1873||Apr. 20, 1958||Wife of Michael – Nee Popoff|
|Popoff*||Michael V.||1875||Jan. 8, 1950|
|Popoff||Mike G.||Apr. 27, 1901||Oct. 9, 1927|
|Popoff||Nasta A.||1869||1954||Wife of Nick – Nee Vereschagin|
|Popoff||Parania||1881||May 1956||Wife of George|
|Popoff||Sam J.||Mar. 2, 1895||1987|
|Popoff||William M.||Feb. 25, 1909||1988|
|Reban||Hanna N.||1891||1979||Wife of Peter – Nee Popoff|
|Strelioff||Mary||1874||1950||Wife of Nick|
|Vereshagin||Polly F.||1889||1970||Wife of Timothy – Nee Popoff|
|Voikin||Nicholas M.||1877||Apr. 1918|
*Translated from Russian.
View of the cemetery from the southeast facing northwest.
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 Trinity (Troitskoe) Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.