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Doukhobors in the Valley View Cemetery - Agassiz, British Columbia

 

The following is a transcription of the Doukhobors interred at Valley View Cemetery located 1 mile west of Agassiz, British Columbia. District of Kent. Land location: 1957 Ashton Road. Note this is a partial transcription of this cemetery. Compiled by Lynda M. Cunningham in August, 2007.  Additional information by Steve Lapshinoff.

 


 

View of the cemetery main gate and kiosk.

 

Historical Background

 

Valley View Cemetery was established at the turn of the last century. Between 1963 and 1972, it was used by Sons of Freedom Doukhobors who established a shanty settlement near the federal Mountain Prison in Agassiz. It is owned and managed by the District of Kent. The cemetery is in very good condition.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately ten acres in size and is bordered by a parameter road. There are two entrances on the north and north-east sides. The cemetery contains at least 32 Doukhobor interments, 14 of which are unmarked, interspersed throughout four sections (A, B, C and D) with rows facing east-west. The Doukhobor burials can be found primarily in Section A of the cemetery.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery from Agassiz, turn south off Lougheed Highway 7 onto Evergreen Drive. After crossing the C.P.R. railroad tracks, turn right onto Pioneer Avenue and continue for 250 m (273 yards) until you reach a "T" in the road. Turn right and continue on Pioneer Avenue for another 1.5 km (.93 miles) until you reach another "T" in the road. Turn left onto Ashton Road.  The cemetery is located at 1957 Ashton Road on the right-hand side of the road .  This cemetery is open to the public. 

 


Transcription

Surname   Name   Birth Date   Death Date   Section-Row-Lot-Plot   Comments
                     
Babakaiff   Fred S.   1889   Oct. 26, 1968   A 10 9 B02    
Berikoff   Dora M.   1892   Feb. 12, 1965   A 8 8 D01   No Marker
                     
Chernenkoff   William S.   1888   Oct. 21, 1966   A 8 9 C01   No Marker
Chernoff   John M.   1922   1990   A 10 10 B02    
Chernoff   Mary J.   1925   Oct. 11, 1970   A 10 10 A01    
Chernoff   Nastia A.   -   -   A 8 9 D01   No Marker
Chernoff   Paul P.   -   -   D 17 9 B01   No Marker
                     
Hadikin   Anastasia P.   1886   Jun. 17, 1966   B 8 9 D02   No Marker
Hrimakin   Vera   -   -   A 8 8 D02   No Marker
                     
Jmaiff   Mary G.   May 21, 1932   May 31, 1970   A 10 9 C02    
Jmaiff   Mike W.   1888   Jun. 3, 1970   A 10 9 C01    
                     
Konkin   Helen F.   1909   Dec. 10, 1967   A 8 9 B01   No Marker
Konkin   William G.   Jun. 2, 1915   Jul. 8, 1970   A 10 9 D02    
                     
Lapshinoff   Olasha   1887   May 5, 1971   A 10 8 B02    
Lapshinoff   William C.   1911   Jun. 19, 1965   A8 8 C02    
                     
Makortoff   Mary J.   1910   Mar. 21, 1968   A 10 9 A02    
Makortoff   William N.   1910   Mar. 21, 1968   A 10 9 A01    
                     
Perepelkin   Anastasia   -   -   A 8 9 B02   No Marker
Perepelkin   Nick N.   -   -   A 8 6 A01   No Marker
Pereversoff   Annie J.   1905   1965   A 8 8 C01    
Popoff   Alex L.   -   -   A 8 6 B01   No Marker
Popoff   Fanny P.   1883   Oct. 23, 1968   A 10 9 B01   No Marker
Popoff   Malasha   -   -   A 8 6 B02   No Marker
Pozdnikoff   Jack E.   Jan. 20, 1919   Jul. 9, 1971   A 10 10 D02    
                     
Slastookin   Peter F.   1893   Mar. 22, 1972   A 10 10 D02   No Marker
Stoochnoff   George W.   Oct. 24, 1916   Mar. 7, 1991   A 12 9 A02    
Stoochnoff   Polly   Apr. 25, 1918   Apr. 1, 1999   A 12 9 C02    
Storgoff   Fanny G.   1908   Sep. 9, 1964   A 8 6 A02    
                     
Vatkin   Annie J.   1909   1985   A 10 8 B01    
Verigin   Varushka A.   1885   Mar. 7, 1967   A 8 9 C02   No Marker
                     
Zaitsoff   Florence   Jan. 1, 1932   Sep. 19, 1970   A 10 9 D01    
Zeboroff   Anastasia W.   1888   Aug. 13, 1975   A 10 10 A02    

    


 

View of the cemetery sign near the main gate.
 
View of the left side of the cemetery (containing Sections A and B) from the centre.
 
View of the right side of the cemetery (containing Sections C and D) from the centre.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and oral tradition. This is not a transcription of the entire Valley View Cemetery nor is it intended to be. I have photos of the Doukhobor headstones available and would be happy to share them. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Doukhobors interred in Valley View Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.