Old Terpeniye Cemetery – Togo District, Saskatchewan

The following is a transcription of the Old Terpeniye Doukhobor Cemetery located 15 miles south-west of Togo, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Calder No. 241. Land location: NE 11-27-32 West of First. Latitude: 51°19.624. Longitude: 101°52.853. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Ron Tetoff on August 13, 2005.

View of the cemetery from the east facing west. It is marked by a bluff of trees.

Historical Background

Old Terpeniye (aka Staro-Terpeniye) Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Old (Staro-) Terpeniye village near Togo. After the abandonment and relocation of the village site in 1905, the cemetery ceased to be actively used. Over the years, it has become badly overgrown. The cemetery is privately owned. 


The cemetery is approximately a tenth of an acre in size. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 14 interments in several rows facing east-west. The graves are unmarked, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. Today, all that remains is a bluff of trees in the middle of a cultivated field. 

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery from Kamsack, travel south on Highway No. 8 for 17 miles (27.4 km). To access the cemetery from Togo, travel west on Secondary Route No. 357 for 12 miles (19.3 km). Then turn south on Highway No. 8 and continue for 7 miles (11.3 km). The cemetery is on the west side of the highway, just south of the farmyard, approximately 300 yards (274 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 Old Terpeniye Cemetery. The following families resided in Old Terpeniye village and may have members buried in Old Terpeniye Cemetery: Bartsoff, Baturin, Bikanoff, Bloodoff, Boolonoff, Dootoff, Gritchin, Kazakoff, Konkin, Laktin, Markin, Ogloff, Rezansoff, Salikin, Stuchnoff, Verabioff, Zubenkoff.

View of cemetery from Highway No. 8 from the south-east facing north-west


This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Old Terpeniye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.