|Wasyl Demosky gravemarker|
Wasyl Demosky was my husband’s paternal grandfather. He died on 12 September 1933, eighty years ago this Thursday. He was buried two days later in Tolstoy Doukhobor Cemetery, just north of Veregin, Saskatchewan. I wrote a brief article about him last year.
Although Wasyl’s surname is spelled “Demoskoff” on his grave, his name was Demosky. I suspect that his younger sons George and William (who changed their name from Demosky to Demoskoff in 1940) were the ones who modified their father’s name when a marker was chosen.
Wasyl’s gravemarker reads:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
1883 – 1933
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.