Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Luchenia Demoskoff

Luchenia Demoskoff gravemarker
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:

DEMOSKOFF
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LUKERIA N.
1885 – 1960
SWEET BE THY REST

Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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