The following is a transcription of the Sleepy Hollow (Ubezhishche) Cemetery located 8 kilometers west of Grand Forks, British Columbia. Land location: Lot F, District Lot 1027, Similkameen Division, Yale District Plan 17794, in the Kettle River Assessment District. Latitude: 49°00.103. Longitude: 118°32.433. Transcribed by Lawrna S. Myers with John Reibin, Lillian Fofonoff and Alex, Martha, Joe and Janet Kazakoff in June 2006. Updated on February 3, 2007.
View of the cemetery from the north looking south.
Ubezhishche Cemetery was established in 1909 by the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood ("CCUB") to serve the Ubezhishche settlement area. After the demise of the CCUB in 1937-1939, the cemetery continued to be used by its successor organization, the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ ("USCC") until the 1960’s. Located in the area known as Sleepy Hollow, it also came to be known as Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It is no longer in active use. It is privately owned and maintained by the USCC Cemetery Association.
The cemetery is approximately two acres in size and is partially enclosed by a wire fence on the south side. It is located on a hillside. The cemetery contains approximately 65 interments in a single section comprised of ten rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (59) have no marker and the mounds have been leveled. I have used burial records, death registrations and oral tradition to identify these. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel west from Grand Forks on Highway No. 3 for approximately eight kilometers (4.9 miles), past the Highway No. 41 junction and up Spencer Hill. As the highway makes a bend to the north, turn off onto the highway pull-out on the left-hand side. From there, turn onto Sleepy Hollow Road and continue around the corner and down the hill for approximately 1.5 kilometers (.9 mile). You will come to a Doukhobor village site on the left-hand side of the road. Turn into the approach for the village site. After parking, walk west around the south side of the village house and continue for approximately 250 meters (273 yards).
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||
|Esouloff||Hapachka (Helen)||1917||1917||No Marker|
|Hlookoff||Dmitri W.||1891||–||No Marker|
|Hlookoff||Helen N.||–||–||No Marker|
|Hlookoff||John N.||–||–||No Marker|
|Hlookoff||William N.||–||–||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Alexan J.||Aug. 1889||Jun. 5, 1955||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Fatoosha N.||1864||Apr. 17, 1942||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Lookeriya A.||–||–||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Masha A.||1891||1921||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Nikolai F.||Jan. 1891||Apr. 20, 1956||No Marker|
|Makortoff||Peter||1862||Jul. 24, 1948||No Marker|
|Malloff||Nikola N.||–||–||No Marker|
|Negreiff||Paranya I.||1857||1933||No Marker|
|Negreiff||William W.||1852||1942||No Marker|
|Ozeroff||Harry W.||Dec. 17, 1931||Apr. 21, 1949|
|Semenoff||Dora||Apr. 6, 1855||Nov. 7, 1951||No Marker|
|Shields||Brian||1937||1987||Private plot adjacent to cemetery|
|Zibin||Fred V.||–||–||No Marker|
|Zibin||Loosha W.||1904||Jun. 30, 1942||No Marker|
|Zibin||Maria S.||–||–||No Marker|
|Zibin||Nikolai N.||–||–||No Marker|
|Zibin||Paul N.||1908||Feb. 6, 1940||No Marker|
|Zibin||Peter P.||1880||–||No Marker|
|Zibin||Peter S.||1855||–||No Marker|
|Zibin||Semyen N.||Apr. 19, 1881||Oct. 8, 1957|
|Zibin||Tanya (Malasha)||–||–||No Marker|
|Zibin||Walter J.||Nov. 7, 1944||May 24, 1948||No Marker|
|Zibin||William W.||–||–||No Marker|
View of the cemetery from the northeast corner looking southeast.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, burial register, death registrations and oral tradition. Special thanks to Beth and Linda Novokshonoff for assisting with translations. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Sleepy Hollow (Ubezhishche) Cemetery, please contact: Lawrna S. Myers.