The following is a transcription of the Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery located 3 miles north of Watson, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Spalding No. 368. Land location: NW 34-37-18 West of Second. Latitude: 52°13.447. Longitude: 104°30.373. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on September 2, 2004.
View from the south-west corner of the cemetery facing north-east.
Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery was established in 1940 by Independent Doukhobors who settled in the Daphne district north of Watson, Saskatchewan in the 1920’s. It is owned and managed by a cemetery committee. The tiny cemetery is very well maintained, but is no longer in active use. Since the late 1960’s, most local Doukhobors have been interred in the nearby Watson Public Cemetery.
The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is not enclosed. The cemetery contains 14 interments in a single section comprised of two rows facing east-west. There are at least four unmarked graves. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate or marble upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Watson, Saskatchewan on Highway No. 6. The cemetery is on the east side of the road allowance. The cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Antifaeve||(old lady)||–||–||No Marker|
|Barabanoff||Irene||1857||1957||Wife of Terenty|
|Bonderoff||Anna||1876||1950||Wife of Daniel|
|Kuznitsoff||Tina||–||–||Marker worn and indecipherable|
View of the cemetery from the south facing north
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and local histories. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.