Voskreseniye Cemetery – Kamsack District, Saskatchewan

The following is a transcription of the Voskreseniye Doukhobor Cemetery located 4 miles south of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271. Land location: SW 12-29-32 West of First. Latitude: 51°29.541. Longitude: 101°52.117. Transcribed September 24, 2005 by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff & Fred J. Strelieff. 

View of the cemetery from the north facing south. It is located to the immediate left of the power line right-of-way.

Historical Background

Voskreseniye (Voskresenovka) Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Voskreseniye village near Kamsack. After the abandonment of the village in 1920, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the late 1930’s. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.  


The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 50 interments in a single section comprised of five rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (48) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates to identify two of these. The remaining 46 or so unmarked graves are 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 site, travel south from Kamsack on Highway No. 8 for 4 miles (6.4 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the highway, approximately 100 yards (91.4 m) from the road allowance. It is situated immediately east of the power line right-of-way. This cemetery site is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.


Surname Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Antifaeff Vera J. Nov. 1, 1938 Nov. 2, 1938 No Marker
Popoff Anastasia 1860 May 28, 1920 Died – age 60 years – No Marker
Podovilnikoff Wasyl N. 1889 Oct. 21, 1938
Stanviloff Peter F. Oct. 8, 1932 Dec. 22, 1933  

In addition, the following families resided in Voskreseniye village and may have members buried in Voskreseniye Cemetery: Popoff, Novokshonoff, Makasaeff, Wishloff, Rezansoff, Dubasoff, Konkin, Stooshnoff, Medvedoff, Tikonoff, Cheveldaeff, Hancheroff, Parakin, Verabioff, Shikinoff, Kazakoff, Kinakin, Nichvolodoff.

Another view of the cemetery from the north-west facing south-east.


Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death certificates and oral tradition. Special thanks to Gary Moriarty for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Voskreseniye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.