Verigino Cemetery – Veregin District, Saskatchewan

The following is an overview of the Verigino Doukhobor Cemetery located a 1/4 mile north of Veregin, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273. Land location: NE 9-30-1 West of Second. Latitude: 51°35.500. Longitude: 102°05.413. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff on May 1, 2005. Updated April 11, 2011.

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

Historical Background

Verigino Cemetery was established in 1915 by the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood ("CCUB") to serve the Veregin district. After the demise of the CCUB in 1937-1939, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1950’s. Over the years, it has become badly overgrown. The cemetery is privately owned. 


The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is an open gate on the west side. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 75 interments in eight rows facing east-west. I have used death certificates and oral tradition to identify one of these.  The vast majority of graves (70) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. These remain unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain, upright marble or slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.

Driving Directions

To access the cemetery, travel north from the junction of Highway No. 5 and the Village of Veregin Exit on gravel Secondary Route No. 637 for a 1/4 mile (.4 km). The cemetery is on the west side of the road, approximately a 1/4 mile (.4 km) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Chernoff Ahafia N. 1886 1933 Nee Semenoff – wife of John
Chernoff Nikolai N. 1880 1932 No Marker
Chernoff Parania N. 1877 1950
Cheveldaeff (unknown) 1932 No Marker
Derhousoff Alex Z. Mar. 17, 1870 No Marker
Derhousoff Fred G. 1868 Dec. 21, 1951 No Marker
Derhousoff Martha 1868 Nov. 14, 1944 Wife of Fred – No Marker
Derhousoff Martha No Marker
Derhousoff Wasyl Z. Mar. 3, 1874 Apr. 11, 1939 No Marker
Kabatoff Agafia 1894 Wife of Wasyl – No Marker
Kabatoff Wasyl 1894 No Marker
Katasanow Mrs. J. 1899 1932
Kootnikoff John No Marker
Kootnikoff (unknown) Wife of John – No Marker
Kazakoff Anne M. 1913 1917
Kutnekoff Ivan I. 1866 1937
Plotnikoff Agrafena 1879 Wife of George – No Marker
Plotnikoff George 1878 No Marker
Plotnikoff Leo (Lukian) 1854 No Marker
Plotnikoff Praskovia 1860 Wife of Leo – No Marker
Reibin Anastasia 1866 Wife of Kuzma – No Marker
Reibin Anastasia 1876 Wife of John – No Marker
Reibin John S. 1876 No Marker
Reibin Kuzma 1866 No Marker
Sookaveff Bill No Marker
Sookaveff Wasyl No Marker
Sookaveff (unknown) Wife of Wasyl – No Marker
Sookerukoff John No Marker

View of the cemetery from the north facing south.


Special thanks to Peter Kabatoff for assisting in locating the cemetery and to Bill Kabatoff and Marge Malischewski for identifying additional unmarked interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Verigino Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.