Perekhodnoye Cemetery Site – Pelly District, Saskatchewan

The following is an overview of the Perekhodnoye Doukhobor Cemetery Site located 11.5 miles north of Pelly, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Livingston No. 331. Land location: SW 8-35-31 West of First. Latitude: 51°59.156. Longitude: 101°52.065. Compiled by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred Petroff on October 27, 2007.

View of the cemetery site (rise of land at centre of photo) from the grid road facing east.

Historical Background

Perekhodnoye Cemetery was established in 1906 by the Doukhobors of Perekhodnoye village near Pelly. After the abandonment of the village in 1913, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1920’s. Thereafter, it ceased to be used. In the 1960’s, the cemetery site was destroyed. It is privately owned.


According to tradition, the cemetery was approximately one tenth of an acre in size. The cemetery contained approximately 15 interments in one or more rows facing east-west. The graves were unmarked. When the site was cleared in the 1960’s, all traces of the cemetery were removed. It is now under cultivation.

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel north from Pelly Secondary Route No. 661 for 8 miles (12.8 km). Turn east on the grid road and continue for 2 3/4 miles (4.4 km). Then turn north on the grid road and continue for 1.2 miles (1.9 km). The cemetery site is approximately 120 yards (110 m) east of the road allowance, across a small ravine, on a rise of land. It is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


There is no burial register, cemetery plot map, grave markers or other records for Perekhodnoye Cemetery site. According to the only available death certificate, the following person is known to have been buried there:

Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Popoff Stepan S. 1851 Nov. 8, 1923 No Marker

In addition, the following families resided in Perekhodnoye village and may have members buried at the Perekhodnoye Cemetery site: Bludoff, Bondareff, Chernoff, Ewashin, Faminoff, Hoolaeff, Kabatoff, Konkin, Kuznetsoff, Negraeff, Obetkoff, Perehudoff, Postnikoff, Soukoroff, Strelaeff, Sukorukoff, Vereshchagin, Wishloff.

View of the cemetery site (rise of land at centre of photo) from the grid road facing northeast.


Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: oral tradition, death records. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Perekhodnoye Cemetery site, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.