The following is an overview of the Efremovka Doukhobor Cemetery located 7 miles south-west of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271. Land location: NW 6-29-32 West of First. Latitude: 51°29.358. Longitude: 101°59.251. Compiled by Fred Strelieff and Ed Kazakoff on October 12, 2004.
View of the cemetery site from the north facing south. It is marked by a bluff of trees.
Efremovka Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Efremovka village near Kamsack. After the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery ceased to be actively used. Over the years, it has come under partial cultivation. The cemetery is privately owned.
The cemetery is approximately one acre in size. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 100 interments in several rows facing east-west. The graves are unmarked and leveled. Today, all that remains is a bluff of trees in the middle of a cultivated field.
To access the cemetery, travel west from Kamsack on Highway No. 5 for 3 1/4 miles (5.2 km). Turn south and continue on the gravel road for 5 3/4 miles (9.3 km). You will cross over the Dead Horse Creek bed which crosses the road. Then turn west on the gravel road and continue for 1/4 mile (.4 km). The cemetery is on the south side of the road, approximately 500 yards (457 m) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
There is no burial register, cemetery plot map, death certificates, grave markers or other records for Efremovka Cemetery. However, the following families resided in Efremovka village and may have members buried in Efremovka Cemetery: Barisoff, Cheveldeoff, Dubasoff, Hancheroff, Kazakoff, Khokhlin, Krigin, Parkin, Pereverzeff, Pramorukoff, Sherstobitoff, Stoochnoff, Voikin.
Special thanks to Fred Podmaroff for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Efremovka Cemetery, please contact Doukhobor Cemetery Transcription Project coordinator: Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.