The following is a transcription of the Meadowdale Cemetery located 8 miles north-east of Canora, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303. Land location: NW 34-31-3 West of Second. Latitude: 51°45.088. Longitude: 102°20.983. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff and Fred J. Strelieff on April 30, 2005.
View of the cemetery from the north facing south.
Meadowdale Cemetery was established in 1918 by Independent Doukhobors living in the Meadowdale School District north-east of Canora, Saskatchewan. It was used by local Doukhobors until 1944. It is no longer in active use. The cemetery was restored in 2003-2004 and since that time has been well maintained. It is privately owned.
The cemetery is approximately a tenth of an acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is an open gate on the north side. The cemetery contains 17 interments in a single section comprised of five rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (11) have no marker and the mounds have been leveled. For these, I have used the cemetery register and death certificates to identify the interments. The six grave markers are plain, upright marble and slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel 5 miles (8.1 km) north of Canora, Saskatchewan on Highway No. 9. Then turn east on Secondary Route No. 754 for 3 1/2 miles (5.6 km). The cemetery is on the south 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|
|Barisoff||Esther F.||Sep. 1917||Dec. 11, 1918||No Marker|
|Drazdoff||John P.||1898||–||No Marker|
|Horkoff||Hanya A.||Apr. 1, 1882||Jun. 6, 1926|
|Kazakoff||Mollie I.||1862||Sep. 11, 1927||No Marker|
|Malloff||Annie||Dec. 14, 1925||Jan. 29, 1941||No Marker|
|Malloff||Mack||1893||Jan. 7, 1939||No Marker|
|Negraeff||Mary J.||1858||Feb. 23, 1937|
|Saliken||Annie M.||1871||May 5, 1944|
|Saliken||John M.||1872||Sep. 3, 1925|
|Swetleshnoff||Fred P.||1849||Mar. 19, 1910|
|Swetleshnoff||Mary S.||1847||Feb. 27, 1928|
|Swetleshnoff||Wasyl N.||1838||–||No Marker|
View from the cemetery gate facing south.
View from the south-east corner of the cemetery facing north-west. Note the recent clearing.
View of the cemetery from the west facing east.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions, cemetery register and death certificates. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Peter Negraeff for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Meadowdale Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.