Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery – Watson District, Saskatchewan

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.

Historical Background

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.

Driving Directions

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
Barabanoff Terenty 1857 1944  
Bonderoff Anna 1876 1950 Wife of Daniel
Bonderoff Daniel S. 1875 1945  
Gulioff Edward J. 1955 1955  
Gulioff Nastia 1882 No Marker
Gulioff Phillip 1881 No Marker
Kuznitsoff Tina Marker worn and indecipherable
Lukenoff Alex 1976  
Lukianoff Anna 1882 1973  
Lukianoff Michael 1882 1956  
Posnikoff No Marker
Posnikoff John W. 1894 1944  

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.