Novoye Cemetery – Canora District, Saskatchewan

The following is a transcription of the Novoye Doukhobor Cemetery located 7 miles north-east of Canora, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303. Land location: NE 14-31-3 West of Second. Latitude: 51°39.456. Longitude: 102°19.180. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff on May 1, 2005.

View of the cemetery from the north facing south.

Historical Background

Novoye Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Novoye village near Canora. After the abandonment of the village in 1920, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1940’s. It is no longer in active use and is somewhat overgrown. It is privately owned.  


The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is no gate. There is scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains 28 known interments in a single section.  The graves are unmarked, save for a single commemorative plaque.

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel north from Canora on Highway No. 9 for two miles (3.2 km). Then turn east and continue on the gravel road for 5 miles (8.1 km). Turn south on the gravel road and continue for 1/4 mile (.6 km). You will come to a farmyard, after which, continue on the dirt road as it bends west for approximately 1/4 mile (.5 km). The road leads to a cattle feedlot and ends in front of a gate. The cemetery is 25 yards (23 m) south of the gate. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Babakaeff Alex S. 1858 Aug. 11, 1937 No Marker
Barasenkoff Lukeria G. Nov. 1, 1929 Nov. 4, 1929 No Marker
Barasenkoff Vera G. Jan. 19, 1924 Jan. 28, 1924 No Marker
Cheveldeoff Agafia 1836 No Marker
Cheveldeoff Anastasia P. Jan. 1918 Sep. 26, 1918 No Marker
Cheveldeoff Fred I. Mar. 15, 1853 Feb. 7, 1946 No Marker
Cheveldeoff Ivan E. 1838 1920 No Marker
Cheveldeoff Mike M. Sep. 1927 Nov. 18, 1927 No Marker
Fedosoff (child) Child of Pete – No Marker
Fedosoff (child) Child of Pete – No Marker
Kabatoff Fred No Marker
Lapshinoff Fred G. Sep. 15, 1863 Oct. 13, 1938 No Marker
Lapshinoff Mary A. Sep. 15, 1862 Nov. 16, 1945 No Marker
Lazaroff Mary 1837 Jan. 15, 1934 No Marker
Lazaroff Wasyl No Marker
Morozoff Bill No Marker
Ogloff Eli N. 1895 Nov. 26, 1918 No Marker
Popoff Anastasia J. 1887 Dec. 2, 1944 No Marker
Popoff Alex J. 1885 Mar. 21, 1924 No Marker
Popoff Billy A. 1922 1939 No Marker
Popoff Irene S. Jul. 9, 1853 Jul. 3, 1937 No Marker
Shishkin Anastasia 1864 No Marker
Shishkin Filipp A. 1842 No Marker
Shishkin Elizaveta 1841 No Marker
Shishkin Paranya W. 1885 No Marker
Shishkin Peter F. 1864 1942 No Marker
Shishkin Peter P. 1889  
Vanin Nellie J. 1907 1933 No Marker

View of the cemetery plaque.


Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death certificates and oral tradition. Special thanks to John Nechvolodoff for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Novoye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.