The following is a transcription of Winlaw Doukhobor Cemetery located at Winlaw, British Columbia. Land location: District Lot 3819, Kootenay District. Latitude: 49°36.078. Longitude: 117°34.800. Transcribed on May 6, 2007 by Lawrna Myers.
View of the cemetery from the east edge facing west.
Winlaw Cemetery was established in 1913 by the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (“CCUB”) to serve the Kirpichnoye (Claybrick) village settlement. After the demise of the CCUB in 1937-1939, the cemetery continued to be used by members of its successor organization, the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (“USCC”) until 1963. It is no longer in active use and is somewhat overgrown. It is privately owned.
The cemetery is a tenth of an acre in size and is enclosed by a dilapidated wire fence with a gate. The cemetery contains approximately 50 interments in one section comprised of eight rows facing east-west. Approximately 45 of the graves have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death registrations to identify these. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain wooden, metal or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery from Winlaw, turn east off Highway 6 onto Cedar Creek Road and continue for 500 m (437 yards) until you reach the Slocan River. Cross the river on the Winlaw Bridge and turn south (left) onto Slocan River Road. Continue for 2.1 km (1.3 miles), passing the greenhouses (right-hand side of the road) until you read Kazakoff Road. Approximately 150 meters (164 yards) past Kazakoff Road, there is an overgrown trail blocked off by logs in an x-shape. Walk straight into the bush along this trail for approximately 50 meters (54 yards). Then turn left and continue for approximately 10 meters (11 yards) until you reach the cemetery.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Bloudoff||George||1873||Feb. 20, 1941||No Marker|
|Bojey||Annie||1863||Apr. 16, 1943||No Marker|
|Bojey||Paul||Sep. 9, 1938||Mar. 17, 1941||No Marker|
|Chernoff||Baby||–||–||No Marker – Child of John & Hazel|
|Chernoff||Mary||1837||Dec. 18, 1939||No Marker|
|Faminoff||Emma||Nov. 16, 1940||Dec. 8, 1940||No Marker – aka Savinkoff|
|Gritchen||Dora||Sep. 1879||Aug. 17, 1943||No Marker|
|Jmaeff||Helen||1859||Feb. 16, 1943||No Marker|
|Kabatoff||Tony||Oct. 26, 1908||Apr. 29, 1952||No Marker|
|Kinakin||John T.||Oct. 1876||Nov. 5, 1943||No Marker|
|Makortoff||Malasha||Dec. 21, 1875||Jun. 22, 1950||No Marker|
|Perepolkin||Annie||1844||Apr. 18, 1944||No Marker|
|Picton||Nick||Nov. 10, 1900||Nov. 17, 1950||No Marker|
|Pudmaroff||George||Feb. 11, 1912||Oct. 4, 1948|
|Poohachoff||Annie||1869||Mar. 19, 1939||No Marker|
|Poohachow||Koozma||Sep. 19, 1926||Sep. 10, 1949||No Marker|
|Poohachow||Koozmo N.||–||Feb. 3, 1950||No Marker|
|Popoff||Peter||Aug. 22, 1905||Jan. 16, 1940||No Marker|
|Rebalkin||Paul I.||1856||Nov. 4, 1948|
|Repin||Elizabeth||1927||Aug. 18, 1941||No Marker|
|Sosoeff||Fred||1864||Oct. 6, 1940||No Marker|
|Verigin||Nick N.||Sep. 1871||Jan. 21, 1944||No Marker|
|Verigin||Polly||1868||Dec. 23, 1940||No Marker|
|Verigin||Pronya||–||abt. 1933||No Marker|
|Wishlow||Joseph||Nov. 27, 1904||Apr. 18, 1948||No Marker|
|Zarchikoff||Helen||–||–||No Marker – Child of Pete & Mary|
Close-up view of the cemetery from the west edge facing east. Note the grave mounds.
Note the dilapidated fence and gate.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death registrations and oral tradition. Special thanks to Greg Nesteroff and Corinne Postnikoff for assisting in locating the cemetery and identifying interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Winlaw Doukhobor Cemetery please Contact Us.