Novo-Pokrovka Cemetery – Veregin District, Saskatchewan

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.

Historical Background

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.

Driving Directions

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
Barabanoff Avdotia No Marker
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 Domna No Marker
Chursinoff George No Marker
Chursinoff Polly No Marker
Chursinoff * Vasily 1851 1917 Died – age 66 years
Kazakoff Avdotia No Marker
Kazakoff Liska No Marker
Kazakoff Malanya No Marker
Kazakoff Mikola No Marker
Kazakoff Polly No Marker
Koochin Domna No Marker
Koochin Polly No Marker
Koochin Vasily No Marker
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
Savinkoff Pavlo No Marker
Shkuratoff Fedya No Marker
Shkuratoff * Malanya Mar. 25, 1854 Feb. 28, 1915
Shkuratoff Tunkya No Marker
Shkuratoff (infant) Child of Nick Shkuratoff – No Marker
Vanin Ivan No Marker
Vanin Vera No Marker
Zbeetnoff Anastasia 1851 1935 No Marker
Zbeetnoff Vasily 1851 1924 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.