Meadowdale Cemetery - Canora district, Saskatchewan
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Meadowdale Cemetery - Canora District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Meadowdale Cemetery located 8 miles north-east of Canora, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303. Land location: NW 34-31-3 West of Second. Latitude: 5145.088. Longitude: 10220.983. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff and Fred J. Strelieff on April 30, 2005.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the north facing south.

 

Historical Background

 

Meadowdale Cemetery was established in 1918 by Independent Doukhobors living in the Meadowdale School District north-east of Canora, Saskatchewan. It was used by local Doukhobors until 1944. It is no longer in active use. The cemetery was restored in 2003-2004 and since that time has been well maintained. It is privately owned.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately a tenth of an acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is an open gate on the north side. The cemetery contains 17 interments in a single section comprised of five rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (11) have no marker and the mounds have been leveled. For these, I have used the cemetery register and death certificates to identify the interments. The six grave markers are plain, upright marble and slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel 5 miles (8.1 km) north of Canora, Saskatchewan on Highway No. 9. Then turn east on Secondary Route No. 754 for 3 1/2 miles (5.6 km). The cemetery is on the south side of the road allowance. The cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barisoff

 

Esther F.

 

Sep. 1917

 

Dec. 11, 1918

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drazdoff

 

John P.

 

1898

 

-

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horkoff

 

Hanya A.

 

Apr. 1, 1882

 

Jun. 6, 1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kazakoff

 

Mollie I.

 

1862

 

Sep. 11, 1927

 

No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malloff   Annie   Dec. 14, 1925   Jan. 29, 1941   No Marker
Malloff   Mack   1893   Jan. 7, 1939   No Marker
                 
Negraeff   Christine   -   -   No Marker

Negraeff

 

Mary J.

 

1858

 

Feb. 23, 1937

 

 

Negraeff

 

Peter M.

 

1856

 

1937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reilkoff   Irene   -   -   No Marker
                 

Saliken

 

Annie M.

 

1871

 

May 5, 1944

 

 

Saliken

 

John M.

 

1872

 

Sep. 3, 1925

 

 

Saliken   Michael   -   -   No Marker
Savenkoff   Molly   -   -   No Marker

Swetleshnoff

 

Fred P.

 

1849

 

Mar. 19, 1910

 

 

Swetleshnoff

 

Mary S.

 

1847

 

Feb. 27, 1928

 

 

Swetleshnoff   Wasyl N.   1838   -   No Marker

    


 

View from the cemetery gate facing south.
 
View from the south-east corner of the cemetery facing north-west. Note the recent clearing.
View of the cemetery from the west facing east.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions, cemetery register and death certificates. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Peter Negraeff for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Meadowdale Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.