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Tolstoy Cemetery - Veregin District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of the Tolstoy Doukhobor Cemetery located 8 miles north of Veregin, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303. Land location: NW 27-31-1 West of Second. Latitude: 5141.543. Longitude: 10203.928. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on July 11, 2004.

 


 

View from the southwest of the cemetery facing northeast.

 

Historical Background

 

Tolstoy Cemetery was established in 1918 by Independent Doukhobors living in the district north of Veregin, Saskatchewan. It was incorporated as Tolstoy Cemetery Company in 1922. It was named after Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1920), Russian novelist, social reformer and benefactor of the Doukhobors. Several Ukrainian and Czechoslovakian settlers are also buried in the cemetery. The cemetery is still in active use today and is privately owned. It is well maintained.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is an iron gate on the north side and an open gate on the east side. The cemetery contains 71 interments in a single section comprised of ten rows facing east-west. Five of the graves have no marker and the mounds have been leveled. There are considerable gaps between the marked graves which would suggest many additional unmarked graves, however, it would appear that most of these are empty spaces between family plots. 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, travel north from the junction of Highway No. 5 and the Village of Veregin Exit on gravel Secondary Route No. 637 for 7 3/4 miles (12.5 km). Then turn west and continue on the gravel road for 1/2 mile (.8 km). The cemetery is on the south side of the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


Transcription

Surname   Name   Birth Date   Death Date   Comments
                 
Barisinkoff   Clark H.   Aug. 12, 1935   Dec. 14, 1935   No Marker
Barisinkoff   John J.   1862   May 17, 1947   No Marker
                 
Cazakoff   Antoinette   1916   1948   nee Konkin
Chernoff   Barbara   1889   1933    
Chikmaroff   Polly   Apr. 25, 1889   Dec. 6, 1939   Wife of Paul
Chikmaroff   Una   Jul. 4, 1921   May 17, 1946  

Daughter of Paul and Polly

Chutskoff   Alex F.   1878   1946    
Chutskoff   Fred F.   1857   Mar. 2, 1945   No Marker
Chutskoff   Harry F.   1866   1945    
Chutskoff   Mary   1886   1964    
Chutskoff   Molly F.   Apr. 15, 1880   Feb. 14, 1963    
Chutskoff   Nick H.   1908   1967    
Chutskoff   Tena   1912   1937    
Chutskoff   Walter   Aug. 11, 1929   Jan. 23, 1930    
                 
Demoskoff   Lukeria N.   1885   1960    
Demoskoff   Wasyl M.   1883   1933    
                 
Horkoff   Alexandria M.   1873   Sep. 24, 1930    
Horkoff   Anastasia D.   1882   1950   Wife of Michael
Horkoff   Dora J.   Jun. 19, 1918   Jan. 15, 1942    
Horkoff   John W.   1884   1949    
Horkoff   Larry W.   1909   1947    
Horkoff   Martha A.   1872   Sep. 1918   Wife of Alexandria
Horkoff   Michael W.   1882   1971    
Horkoff   Polly A.   1885   1973    
Horkoff   Wasyl A.   1884   1934    
Horkoff   (child)   -   -   Grandson of Michael
                 
Kernaghan   Anne   1905   1999    
Khoptiy   Grinko   -   -   Marker badly deteriorated
Konkin   Anastasia   -   -    
Konkin Anna 1857 1918 No Marker
Konkin Alexei W. 1851 Jun. 25, 1935
Konkin   Fred A.   1888   1964    
Konkin   George F.   Jun. 26, 1926   Sep. 7, 1929    
Konkin   John A.   1891   1930    
Konkin   John J.   1912   1932    
Konkin   Larry P.   1886   -    
Konkin   Paula   1852   Sep. 15, 1939    
Konkin   Peter F.   1904   Feb. 22, 1926    
Konkin   Peter W.   Jun. 29, 1915   Nov. 27, 1922    
Konkin   Wasyl F.   Sep. 16, 1921   Aug. 24, 1929    

Kuzma

 

Andrew

 

Sep. 18, 1870

 

Apr. 6, 1940

 

 

Kuzma

 

Andrew

 

1894

 

1965

 

 

Kuzma

 

Helen

 

1908

 

1947

 

nee Pandich

Kuzma

 

John

 

1900

 

1995

 

 

Kuzma

 

Mabel

 

1911

 

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lapshinoff

 

Wasel

 

1880

 

1942

 

 

Lazaroff

 

Nick

 

1872

 

1944

 

 

Lazaroff

 

Polly

 

1873

 

1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malakoff

 

Aliana

 

1878

 

1960

 

 

Malakoff

 

John Ivan

 

1877

 

1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paluck

 

John J.

 

1895

 

1934

 

 

Paluck   Ludwina   1861   Nov. 21, 1940   Wife of Semko
Paluck   Semko   1857   Jun. 19, 1943    
Planidin   Larry W.   -   -    
Popoff   Anna   1865   1939    
Popoff   Annie M.   1909   Apr. 21, 1937    
Popoff   John N.   1892   Apr. 21, 1937    

Popoff

 

Wasyl F.

 

1860

 

1947

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rieben

 

Anastasia K.

 

Aug. 18, 1871

 

Jun. 25, 1946

 

 

Rieben

 

Michael J.

 

Dec. 19, 1889

 

Jul. 19, 1942

 

 

Rieben   Wasilisa S.   Apr. 25, 1890   Jul. 18, 1976    

Rieben

 

Wasyl M.

 

Aug. 11, 1912

 

Jun. 10, 1941

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salikin

 

Mary

 

Apr. 15, 1869

 

Apr. 24, 1948

 

 

Salikin

 

Simeon F.

 

Aug. 15, 1869

 

Apr. 17, 1943

 

 

Sofonoff

 

Mabel

 

1909

 

1968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verigin

 

Prokofey F.

 

1878

 

Sep. 24, 1941

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yastremski   Anastasia   1882   1976   Wife of Pavel
Yastremski   N.   -   -    
Yastremski   Pavel A.   1880   1947    
                 
Zaitsoff   Tania   1887   May 11, 1937   No Marker

Zbeetnoff

 

George W.

 

1868

 

Apr. 10, 1923

 

 

    


 

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

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information, including: marker transcriptions, death certificates and oral tradition. I have photos for most of the headstones and would be happy to share them. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Tolstoy Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.