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Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery - Watson District, Saskatchewan


The following is a transcription of the Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery located 3 miles north of Watson, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Spalding No. 368. Land location: NW 34-37-18 West of Second. Latitude: 5213.447. Longitude: 10430.373. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on September 2, 2004.



View from the south-west corner of the cemetery facing north-east.


Historical Background


Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery was established in 1940 by Independent Doukhobors who settled in the Daphne district north of Watson, Saskatchewan in the 1920's. It is owned and managed by a cemetery committee. The tiny cemetery is very well maintained, but is no longer in active use. Since the late 1960's, most local Doukhobors have been interred in the nearby Watson Public Cemetery.




The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is not enclosed. The cemetery contains 14 interments in a single section comprised of two rows facing east-west. There are at least four unmarked graves. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate or marble upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.



Driving Directions


To access the cemetery, travel 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Watson, Saskatchewan on Highway No. 6. The cemetery is on the east side of the road allowance. The cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.



Surname   Name   Birth Date   Death Date   Comments
Antifaeve   (old lady)   -   -   No Marker
Barabanoff   Irene   1857   1957   Wife of Terenty
Barabanoff   Terenty   1857   1944    
Bonderoff   Anna   1876   1950   Wife of Daniel
Bonderoff   Daniel S.   1875   1945    
Gulioff   Edward J.   1955   1955    
Gulioff   Nastia   1882   -   No Marker
Gulioff   Phillip   1881   -   No Marker
Kuznitsoff   Tina   -   -   Marker worn and indecipherable
Lukenoff   Alex   -   1976    
Lukianoff   Anna   1882   1973    
Lukianoff   Michael   1882   1956    
Posnikoff   -   -   -   No Marker
Posnikoff   John W.   1894   1944    



View of the cemetery from the south facing north.





Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions and local histories. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Daphne Doukhobor Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.