The following is a transcription of the Novo-Pokrovka Doukhobor Cemetery located 2 miles north of Veregin, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273. Land location: NW 21-30-1 West of Second. Latitude: 51°37.359. Longitude: 102°05.340. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on October 1, 2004.
View of the cemetery from the north-west facing south-east.
Novo-Pokrovka Cemetery was established in 1907 by the Doukhobors of Novo-Pokrovka village. After the abandonment of the village in 1910, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1940’s. It is no longer in active use. In the 1990’s, it was partially destroyed and is now partially under cultivation. Efforts have recently been made to delineate the original site by fence posts. The cemetery is privately owned.
The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is enclosed by corner fence posts. The cemetery contains 28 interments in a single section comprised of four rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (26) 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 two grave markers are plain, upright marble and slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel west from Veregin on Highway No. 5 for 1/4 mile (.5 km). Turn north on Tolstoi Road and continue for 2 1/2 miles (4 km). Then turn east and continue on the gravel road for 1/2 mile (1 km). The cemetery is on the south side of the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Dergousoff||William A.||1944||1944||Child of Alec Dergousoff – No Marker|
|Dergousoff||(infant)||–||–||Child of Alec Dergousoff – No Marker|
|Chursinoff||(infant)||–||–||Child of Pete Chursinoff – No Marker|
|Chursinoff *||Vasily||1851||1917||Died – age 66 years|
|Podmaroff||Alex T.||1876||1932||No Marker|
|Podmaroff||Annette A.||1932||1934||Child of Alex Podmoroff – No Marker|
|Podmaroff||Gerry A.||1939||1939||Child of Alex Podmoroff – No Marker|
|Shkuratoff *||Malanya||Mar. 25, 1854||Feb. 28, 1915|
|Shkuratoff||(infant)||–||–||Child of Nick Shkuratoff – No Marker|
*Translated from Russian.
View of the cemetery from the west facing east. Note part of the site is under cultivation
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 Doris Chernoff for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Novo-Pokrovka Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.