Ubezhdeniye (Linden Valley) Cemetery – Kamsack District, Saskatchewan

The following is a transcription of the Ubezhdeniye (Linden Valley) Doukhobor Cemetery located 4 miles west of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271. Land location: NW 6-30-32 West of First. Latitude: 51°34.700. Longitude: 101° 59.709. Transcribed by Fred Strelieff and Ed Kazakoff on October 12, 2004. 

View of the cemetery from the south facing north. Note the heavy overgrowth.

Historical Background

Ubezhdeniye Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Ubezhdeniye village. After the abandonment of the village in 1909, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1950’s. Located in the Linden Valley School District, it also came to be known as Linden Valley Cemetery. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.  


The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 105 interments in a single section comprised of seven rows facing east-west. Over half the graves (87) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. We have used death certificates to identify seven of these. The remaining 80 or so unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain, upright granite or marble headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel west from Kamsack on Highway No. 5 for 3 3/4 miles (6 km). Then turn north and continue on the gravel road for one mile (1.6 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the road in the north-west corner of the quarter section. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Barisenkoff John J. 1830 Feb. 10, 1925 No Marker
Chernoff Pearl T. Jul. 8, 1862 Nov. 29, 1927
Chernoff * Pelagea W. Aug. 27, 1903 Aug. 2, 1911
Chernoff * Alexei W. Mar. 1, 1901 Aug. 10, 1911
Chernoff Wasil 1924 No Marker
Kabatoff A.P. Jun. 5, 1867 Oct. 4, 1915
Kabatoff Semeon P. 1854 Aug. 23, 1919 Died – age 65 years – No Marker
Konkin (child) Aug. 28, 1923 Aug. 28, 1923 Child of John and Elizabeth Konkin – No Marker
Konkin Dasha 1852 Oct. 29, 1930 Died – age 78 years
Konkin Doris 1900 1939 Daughter of William and Parania
Konkin Ivan M. 1839 May 23, 1919 Died – age 80 years
Konkin Wasyl I. 1884 Oct. 14, 1927 Died – age 43 years
Konkin William F. 1870 1927
Konkin Parania 1875 1950 Wife of William
Kozlova * Fedosia Dec. 23, 1841 Apr. 28, 1909
Podovinnikoff * Agafia A. Dec. 25, 1865 May 18, 1946
Podovinnikoff * N.W. Jun. 10, 1865 Nov. 4, 1951
Podovinnikoff * William N. Oct. 13, 1902 Jan. 17, 1923
Popoff Anne 1896 1935
Sherstobitoff Paul 1850 Sep. 15, 1920 Died – age 70 years – No Marker
Stooshinoff Fred 1915 1936
Stooshinoff Malasha Nov. 20, 1899 Jun. 23, 1933  
Stooshinoff Mike A. 1870 Sep. 5, 1941 No Marker
Stooshinoff Nastia 1873 Oct. 10, 1949 Wife of Vassia
Stooshinoff Vassia Apr. 30, 1873 Apr. 30, 1933
Verigin John A. 1878 1929
Voikin Annie Z. 1872 Apr. 21, 1944 No Marker
Voikin James Oct. 27, 1955 Funeral Home Marker

*Translated from Russian.

View of the cemetery from the west facing east.


Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and death certificates. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Fred Podmaroff for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Ubezhdeniye (Linden Valley) Cemetery, please contact Doukhobor Cemetery Transcription Project coordinator: Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.