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Muchowko Cemetery
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Muchowko Cemetery
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Muchowko Cemetery (Holick Cemetery)
Hinchcliffe, Kamsack Region, Saskatchewan

Hinchcliffe, Saskatchewan
SE1-36-4-W2

Contributed by Evangeline Mostowchuk, Aug 06, 2003, updated Mar 28, 2004 [van345@email.com]Total records = 46.

Turn north at Junction 9&49 just east of Preeceville, Saskatchewan. Go north on Highway #9 to Hinchcliffe corner. On the west side is a cemetery. Turn east here, there is a sign that says 'Danbury'. Go east on this grid road, #753, for 7 1/2 miles. The cemetery is on the north side of the road.

This is a Muchowko Ruthenian Greek Catholic Cemetery. It also is known as Holick Cemetery by some. The cemetery was abandoned from 1960 to 1988. It was totally overgrown with trees! Volunteers cleared the trees, landscaped the grave sites, fenced and cut grass. Two years ago it was gravelled, the soil sterilized to prevent weeds, much grass and brush cutting, making it possible to be used today. The latest person to be buried in this cemetery is Edward Gogal, summer 2003.

Peter Melnyk made most of the crosses in the cemetery. His style of using 1/2 Engish, 1/2 Ukrainian is very difficult to decipher.

I do not know when it was established but the first person buried in it was Yusaf Strykowski (1869-1915). At that time Ilko and Molly (Hydamaka) Fincaryk owned the land the cemetery is on. I am assuming that the 2 acres plot was donated. It is kept up by the community, easily accessible as it is along a major grid road. The graveyard is graveled to keep weeds to a minimum. The land surrounding the cemetery is currently farmed by Brian Burym.

In mid Jul, 2003, I visited this cemetery, taking a visual record. This represents all the inscriptions on the headstones in the Muchowko Cemetery. Some of the birth and death dates I gleaned from a local history book.
- Evangeline Mostowchuk

Babiuk, Paulina (Kowerchuk), b. 1880, d. 1949, w/o Wasyl Babiuk
Babiuk, Wasyl, b. 1877, d. 1946, h/o Paulina Babiuk
Bymak, John, b. 1875, d. 1956, on same headstone as Tekenia Bymak, h/o Tekenia
Bymak, Tekenia, b. 1879, d. 1945, on same headstone as John Bymak, w/o John
Cheremchora, Semen, b. 1851, d. 1924 (in Ukrainian)
Cheremkora, Annie (Fincaryk), b. May 14, 1905, d. Sep 5, 1984, on same headstone as Paul Cheremkora
Cheremkora, Michael, b.1943, d. 1990
Cheremkora, Mike, b. 1927, d. 1941
Cheremkora, Paul, b.Jul 12, 1895, d. May 6, 1957, on same headstone with Annie Cheremkora
Dutchak, Ivon, b. Apr 15, 1923, d. 1952
Fincaryk, Nettie, b. 1932, d. 1975
Finkaryk, Anna, b. 1832, d. 1916 (in Ukrainian)
Finkaryk, Ilko, b. 1874, d. 1964 (in Ukrainian)
Finkaryk, Joseph, b. 1918, d. 1982
Finkaryk, Malanka, b. 1881, d. 1976 (in Ukrainian)
Finkaryk, Nikola, b. 1841, d. 1925 (in Ukrainian)
Finkaryk, Peter, d. 1951 (in Ukrainian)
Gogal, Edward, d. 2003
Haidamaka, Julia, b. 1924, d. 1928
Haidamaka, Maria, b. 1893, d. 1964 (in Ukrainian)
Haidamaka, Onufrey, b.1894, d. 1956 (in Ukrainian)
Haidamaka, Pit, b. 1922, d. 1945
Haidamaka, Wasyl, b. 1842, d. 1935 (in Ukrainian)
Haidamaxa, Tikena, b.1852, d. 1917
Hidamaka, Josep, d. 1921
Hnetka, Hretesko, b. 1860, d. Dec 9, 1922
Hygamaka, Metro, b. 1919, d. 1967 (partially in Ukrainian)
Kardinal, Andrew, b. 1886, d. 1946
Kardinal, Anna (Zamolski), d. 1921
Karpjk, Julian, d. Apr 17,1919 (in Ukrainian)
Klemchuk, Julia, b. 1883, d. Mar 1956, w/o Petro
Klemchuk, Petro, b. 1871, d. Aug 19, 1945, h/o Julia
Kodznay(?), Mekefer Onofpeya, b. 1863, d. 1930
Korba(?), Teklia, d. Oct 17, 1919, on same headstone as Victoria
Korba(?). Victoria, b. 1914, d. 1983, on same headstone as Teklia
Romanow, Sofia, b. 1856, d. 1926
Romanow, Steve, b. Mar 1920, d. Nov 1920
Ruday, Tillie, b. 1901, d. 1985
Skorevech, Iawdokia, d. 1919
Strickwoski, Karolina, b. 1901, d. 1917
Strocel, Jimmy, b. Sep 15, 1940, d. Sep 20, 1940
Strocel, Mabel, b. Sep 24, 1933, d. Apr 15, 1943
Strykowska, Kateryna, b. 1875, d. 1954
Strykowski, Yusaf, b. 1869, d. 1915
Zamolska, Domka, b. 1897, d. 1907
Zamolskj, Karol, d. 1944

Misc
??, no name, broken cross
??, no name, wooden cross #1
??, no name, wooden cross #2

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