|Luchenia Demoskoff gravemarker|
Luchenia was my husband’s paternal grandmother. I recently wrote a brief article about her; it’s available here.
Fifty-four years ago, Luchenia died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 28 April 1960; she was 74 years old. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Tolstoy Doukhobor Cemetery, north of Veregin, Saskatchewan, on 4 May 1960.
Luchenia’s Christian name “Lukeria” is a variation of Luchenia. As for her married surname, it was “Demosky”. I believe her sons George and William (who changed their surname to Demoskoff in 1940) were responsible for modifying their mother’s name when a marker was chosen for her. They were probably also responsible for changing their father’s surname on his gravemarker, which I’ve written about here.
Luchenia’s gravemarker reads:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
1885 – 1960
SWEET BE THY REST
Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.