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Saint Demetrius Cemetery
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Saint Demetrius Cemetery
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Saint Demetrius Cemetery
Lady Lake, Kamsack Region, Saskatchewan

Lady Lake, Saskatchewan
NW24-35-5-W2

Contributed by Evangeline Mostowchuk, Aug 07, 2003, last edited Jul 27, 2011 [van345@email.com]. Total records = 164.

Turn north at Junction 9 & 49, just east of Preeceville. Follow Highway #9 to Lady Lake. Turn east at Lady Lake. Go one mile east, then turn south on a grass-centered gravel road. Just a ways up the hill on the eastside is the church and cemetery.

In 1907 Metro Galan donated 6 acres of land in NW24-35-5-W2 in the Municipality of Preeceville #334 for a cemetery and church. The first burial was Dominica A. Karcha in 1907.

Saint Demetrius Orthodox Church (Romanian) wasn't built until 1912. The title for the church and cemetery was obtained in 1912. Most of the crosses in the cemetery were made by Metro Safaruk of Usherville and Peter Melnyk of Sturgis. The cemetery is still in use today, cared for by the community. In 1990 site was declared a Heritage Site.

I visited the Saint Demetrius Cemetery in mid Jul, 2003. I recorded these names and dates from the tombstones, some I transliterated, as they were in Ukrainian, while others are not very legible anymore. Some of the information I gleaned from a local history book.

- Evangeline Mostowchuk

Antonichuk, Annie, b. Apr 15, 1889, d. 1944, w/o Jack
Antonichuk, Bill (Wm), b. Sep 20, 1909, d. May 4, 1975, husband, Rest in peace
Antonichuk, Jack, b. Mar 6, 1879, d. 1941, h/o Annie
Antonichuk, Mickey, b. Oct 1930. d. 1968
Antonichuk, Nick, b. 1921, d. 1922
Balbulk, John, b. 1886, d. 1938
Bazan, John, b. 1847, d. 1914, father, on same headstone as Mike Bazan
Bazan, Mike, b. 1906, d. 1931, son, Gone but not forgotten
Bazan, Paraska, b. 1871, d. 1935, In loving memory of mother, Gone but not forgotten
Cross, illegible, b. 1862, d. 1926
Didoriak, Dominica, b. 1858, d. 1936, in Ukrainian
Didoriak, F. W., b. 1885?, Wooden cross
Drabath, Pearl, b. 1917, d. Dec 27, 2010, d/o Anna & Onufrey Chormonitz, s/w & w/o William
Drabath, William, b. 1913, d. 1985, husband of Pearl Drabath
Drabot, Thomas K. (Artemi), b. 1886, d. Aug 16, 1965, h/o Paraska Drebit (Bodnar)
Drebit, Helen, b. 1889, d. 1975, w/o John, m/o Pete, on same headstone as John Drobot
Drebot, Domnika, d. May 31, 1909
Drebot, Kasian, b. 1870, d. Sep 12, 1930
Drebot, Marylin, no dates, twin d/o Peter and Helen
Drobot, Delphine, no dates, twin d/o Peter and Helen
Drobot, Delwyn, d. Feb 18, 1969, baby, Asleep in Jesus
Drobot, Helen, b. 1933, died, w/o of Pete, on same headstone as Pete Drobot
Drobot, John, b. 1893, d. 1982, h/o Helen Drebit, f/o Pete
Drobot, Pete, b. 1932, d. 1990, s/o John and Helen
Fedoruk, Rose, 1927, in Ukrainian
Fedusak, Doreen Jeatte, b. May 18, 1942, d. Mar 30, 1943
Ferenchuk, Olexa, b. 1870, d. 1946
Galan, Aksana, d. May 10, 1926
Galan, Albert, b. 1903, d. 1911, Nettie and Albert are Nastasia and Sundik Galan, These are old crosses still standing, new one headstone has all 4 children on it {Nastasia(Nettie), Sundik (Albert), Dokia, and Nazarik}
Galan, Dokia, b. 1906, d. 1907
Galan, Mary, b. 1877, d. 1970. Dear mother, on same headstone as Metro Galan, w/o Metro
Galan, Metro, b. 1872, d. 1918, Dear father. God be with you till we meet again, h/o of Mary Galan
Galan, Nastasia, b. 1900, d. 1907
Galan, Nazarik, b. 1908, d. 1909 Nastasia, Sundik, Dokia and Nazarik are on one large headstone
Galan, Nettie, b. 1900, d. 1907
Galan, Petro, d. 1932
Galan, Sundik, b. 1903, d. 1911
Galan, Teena, b. 1922 d. 1925
Galan, Wasyl, b. 1895, d. 1934
Hackman, Nicholas, b. 1899, dl 1965
Heiday, Anna, b. 1852, d. 1926, mother
Heiday, John, b. 1879, d. 1939, son, on same headstone as Wasyl and Anna
Heiday, Wasyl, b. 1850, d. 1922, father
Kalenchiuk, Vasel, b. 1840, d. 1920
Kalenchuk, Ellen, b. 1921, sister, on same headstone as George Kalenchuk
Kalenchuk, Nastasia, b. 1890, d. 1980, mother, Rest in Peace, w/o Nick
Kalenchuk, Nick, b. 1879, d. 1962, father, h/o Nastasia, same headstone as Nastasia
Kalenchuk,George, b. 1909, d. 1998, brother, Rest in peace
Karcha, Dominica A, b. 1868, d. 1907, in Ukrainian
Karcha, Dominica, b. Sep 5, 1885, d. Sep 23, 1974, Rest in peace
Karcha, Gordon, b. 1916, d. 2000, Gone but not forgotten
Karcha, Harry, b. 1891, d. 1960
Karcha, Lena, b. 1919, d. 2007
Karcha, Leontina, b. 1913, d. 1914, Rest in peace
Karcha, Mary Ann, b. 1940, on same headstone as Gordon
Karcha, Peter A., b. 1908, d. 1985, Gone but not Forgotten
Karcha, Rosie, b. 1925, same headstone as Peter A.
Karcha, Wanda Evelyn, b. Aug 1968, d. Sep 1968
Karchia, Artemi, b. 1863, d. 1941
Karchie, Fred, b. 1926, d. 1994, His joy was his family
Karchie, Lavern, b. Aug.8, 1947, d. Nov. 21, 1955
Karchie, Mike, d. Sep 1, 1967, age 52yr, Private R.C.A.S.C
Karchie, Polly, b. 1885, d. 1961
Koczan, Mary, b. 1917, d. 1996, same headstone as Peter Koczan
Koczan, Peter, b. 1916, d. 1985, Our love evermore strong
Kortello, Alex, b. 1877, d. 1943, father, At rest
Kortello, Bill, b. 1924, d. 1977, Until we meet again, h/o Gladys
Kortello, Bill, b. 1930, d. 1930, on same headstone as George Kortello
Kortello, George, b. 1910, d. 1924
Kortello, Gladys, b. 1926, d. 1999, wife of Bill, same headstone as Bill
Kortello, Mike, b. 1914, d. 1991, Rest in peace
Kortellos, John, b. 1908, d. 1971, beloved husband, Fondly remembered and deeply mourned
Kortelos, Pearl, b. 1910, d. 2007
Kosteniak, Anica, looks like 1923?
Kotello, Nick, b.1922, d. 1995, same headstone as Mike Kortello
Kramer, Andre, b 1863, d. 1918?
Kuryk, Mike, b. 1882, d. 1970, In loving memory, father
Leason, Nick, b. Nov 30, 1919, d. May 17, 1994, In loving memory
Leason, Onufrey, b. 1895, d. 1969, father, Forever remembered, in English and Ukrainian
Leason, Veronica, b. 1899, d. 1968, mother, same headstone as Onufrey Leason
Lesan, Anna, d. Dec 1918
Lesan, Michailo, b. Oct 12, 1914, d. Oct 29, 1914
Lesko, Constantine, b. May 14, 1887, d. Mar 13, 1977, Czernowitz, Kuchirova, Austria, dad
Lesko, Fred, b. Feb 29, 1932, d. Jun 18, 2011, h/o Sophie, s/o Constantine and Wasylena
Lesko, John, b. Jan 19, 1921, d. Mar 19, 1987, married to Mary Lazaruk in 1942 and blessed with their family Doreen, Jerry, Judy, Edward and Margaret
Lesko, Sophie A. (Waldon), b. Sep 28, 1933, d. Dec 31, 2007, w/o Fred, For Ever Together
Lesko, Wasylena, b. Sep 12, 1896, d. Oct 11, 1974, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Austria, mom, Married at Buchanan in 1914 and blessed with their family Mary, Lena, John and Fred, True pioneers from dawn to dusk, on same headstone as Constantine Lesko.
Lorchuk, Myroslaw, b. 1935, d. 1959, Rest in peace, son of Nellie Lorchuk
Lorchuk, Nellie, b. 1896, d. 1985, Rest in peace, m/o Myroslaw
Melanko, Ann, b. 1922, d. 1927, M Darling daughter, Sweet be Thy rest
Melanko, Fred, b. 1895, d. 1979, In God I have put my trust
Melnychuk, Nick, b. 1916, d. 1985, husband and father, Gone but not forgotten
Melynchuk, Dolly, b. 1920, d. 1989, wife and mother, on joined stones with Nick Melynchuk
Mentanko, Nekolay (Willie), b. 1925, d. 1926
Mentanko, Nester, b. 1892, d. 1976, father, same headstone as Pauline Mentanko
Mentanko, Nicholas, b. Oct. 12, 1896, d. Jan. 31, 1959
Mentanko, Pauline, b. 1895, d. 1979, mother, Ever remembered, ever loved
Mentanko, Pauline, b. 1907, d. 1926
Mentanko, Wasyl, b. 1872, d. Jul 22, 1929
Mentanko, Willie, b. 1933, d. Mar 24, 1941
Midock, John, b. 1912, d. 1918, son, on same headstone as William Midock
Midock, William, b. 1877, d. 1936, father, Rest in Peace
Mintenko, Dokiea, b. Aug 1915, d. May 1928
Mintenko, Nazar, d. 1918
Mitenko, Marika (Mary Mentanko), b. 1923, d. 1926
Moiciuk, Katerina, b. 1924, d. 1924, in Ukrainian
Moiciuk, Kosten, b. 1894, d. 1940
Moiciuk, Sorgi, b. 1922, d. 1923 (in Ukrainian)
Nastchuk, Jon, d. Mar 6, 1927, s/o Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nastchuk
Nesbitt, Sally, b. 1903, d. Nov 1928
Okrainetz, Fred, b. 1889, d. 1948, same as Todor, new headstone
Okrainetz, Kosten, b. 1863, d. Mar 20, 1939
Okrainetz, Maria, b. 1892, d. 1956
Okrainetz, Todor, b. 1889, d. 1948, in Ukrainian, old headstone
Okrainetz, Veronica, b. 1894, d. 1968, on same headstone as Fred
Osatiuk Jwon, b. 1866, d. Dec 1930
Osatiuk, Darlene Maria, b. Jul 4, 1960, d. Feb 28, 1987, beloved daughter and sister, Ever remembered, ever loved
Osatiuk, Jlena, b. 1862, d. 1936
Osatiuk, Johnnie, b. 1940, d. 1963
Osatiuk, Jwon P., b. 1880, d. Dec 14, 1949
Osatiuk, Kitsya, b. 1871, d. 1962, in Ukrainian
Osatiuk, Mary (Karcha), b. Apr 25, 1910, d. Oct 28, 2006, wife of Nick Osatiuk, Loved by all who knew her
Osatiuk, Nick J., b. 1904, d. 1968
Osatiuk, Nick P., b. 1888, d. 1984, Life’s work well done
Osatiuk, Odokia (Katie), b. 1890, d. 1970, Ever remembered, ever loved,partly in Ukrainian
Palaniuk, Bill, b. 1911, d. 1983, brother, Rest in peace, b/o Metro
Palaniuk, Donna, b. 1882, d. 1952?, not sure, illegible
Palaniuk, Metro, b. 1909, d. 1988, brother, Rest in peace, b/o Bill
Palaniuk, Onufrey, b. ?, d. 1959?, not sure, illegible
Perepeletza, Oleksa, d. Jul 7, 1939
Perepelitz, Annie, b. 1898, d. 1970
Perepelitz, George, b. May 6, 1893, d. May 17, 1954, h/o Mary
Perepelitz, Mary, b. 1885, d. 1966, Rest in peace, w/o George
Perpelitz, Harry, b. 1915, d. 1992, Forever at peace
Popadiuk, Alexander, b. 1889, d. 1965
Popowich, J., b. 1919, d. 1945, no cross, just a plate
Popowich, W., b. 1923, d. 1944, no cross, just a plate
Pugh, Anna, d. 1922, w/o Wasel Pugh, on same headstone as Wasel Pugh
Pugh, Maria, d. Sep 1918
Pugh, Wasel, d. 1920, h/o Anna Pugh
Rak, Giorgi, d. 1932, 52 yrs
Riznek, Anne, b. Dec 13, 1932, d. Feb 10, 1933
Ropchan, Wyse, d. 1912
Rupchan, Nichola, d. 1926, in Ukrainian
Ruphan, Agnus, d. 1936
Samborski, Anna, d. 1936
Samborski, Deanna, d. 1945, baby
Samborski, Domka, d. 1946
Samborski, Stefan, d. 1946
Soika, Maria, b. 1863, d. 1939
Soyka, Toder, d. Dec 1920
Soyko, Annie, b. 1902, d. 1991, mother, Awaits resurrection
Soyko, John, b. 1881, d. 1969
Soyko, Mike, b. 1921, d. 1993, Dad, God be with you till we meet again
Soyko, Mike, d. 1933
Todosiuk, Metro, b. Nov 8, 1900, d. Sep 4, 1956
Waselasko, George, b. Apr 22, 1882, d. Feb 22, 1947
Watrich, Gregory, b. 1863, d. Aug 4, 1937
Woytko, Alexander, b. 1891, d. 1951, father, h/o Veronica, in Ukrainian
Woytko, John, b. 1918, d. 1918
Woytko, Veronica, b. 1895, d. 1950, mother, w/o Alexander, in Ukrainian
Yaurowsky, Steve, b. 1877, d. 1947, h/o Lena, Rest in peace
Yourowsky, Lena, b. 1885, d. 1973, w/o Steve, joint headstone with Steve
Zemliuk, Petro, b. 1875, d. Dec 27, 1920

Misc:
Cross #2, Not legible
Cross, no legible writing
No name, cross missing from stand
No name, wooden cross
Pipe, grave with no identification
Pipe #2, grave with no identification
Wooden cross, not legible

 

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