Voskreseniye Cemetery - Kamsack District, Saskatchewan
The following is a transcription of the Voskreseniye Doukhobor Cemetery located 4 miles south of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271. Land location: SW 12-29-32 West of First. Latitude: 51°29.541. Longitude: 101°52.117. Transcribed September 24, 2005 by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred S. Petroff & Fred J. Strelieff.
Voskreseniye (Voskresenovka) Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Voskreseniye village near Kamsack. After the abandonment of the village in 1920, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the late 1930's. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.
The cemetery is approximately half an acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 50 interments in a single section comprised of five rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (48) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates to identify two of these. The remaining 46 or so unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain, upright marble or slate headstones. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery site, travel south from Kamsack on Highway No. 8 for 4 miles (6.4 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the highway, approximately 100 yards (91.4 m) from the road allowance. It is situated immediately east of the power line right-of-way. This cemetery site is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
In addition, the following families resided in Voskreseniye village and may have members buried in Voskreseniye Cemetery: Popoff, Novokshonoff, Makasaeff, Wishloff, Rezansoff, Dubasoff, Konkin, Stooshnoff, Medvedoff, Tikonoff, Cheveldaeff, Hancheroff, Parakin, Verabioff, Shikinoff, Kazakoff, Kinakin, Nichvolodoff.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, death certificates and oral tradition. Special thanks to Gary Moriarty for assisting in locating the cemetery. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Voskreseniye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.