In Loving Memory of Hilda Atkinson Cordukes

Cordukes, Atkinson Hilda, passed peacefully at her home at Tapestry, Arbutus Walk with family at her side on Tuesday August 27, 2019. Hilda will be missed by her siblings, children, grandchildren and great grandchild and family friends. May she rest in glory as the trailblazer and independent woman she was.

Hilda Dugdale was born on the family farm in Russell – a small village near Ottawa, on Feb 11, 1925. She attended Russell Continuation School graduating as Valedictorian. She taught at Huntley School near Carp, Stittsville School and Glashan School in Ottawa, Ontario.

She married William (Bill) Andrew Atkinson in 1954 and briefly taught school in Vancouver.
Hilda coached competitive swimming at Hollyburn Country Club and the Dolphin Swim Club for 15 years.

She is survived by her husband Donald Cordukes, children Susan (Hans Leuenberger), Fraser (Andrea Potter), Scott (Rosemary) and grandchildren Alex (Victoria), Andrea (Callum Millar), Rachel & Sarah Atkinson and great grandson Scott William Atkinson II.

Sister of Erva (late Jim McVey), Shirley (Bob Salvail), Dorothy (late Roland Barnes), Anne (late Lloyd Bailey), Pat (late Harry Johnson).

Predeceased by Ken (Betty) Kay (late John Lowe), Lois (late Meredith Rombough), Bud (Barbara), Erwin (Dorothy) and Keith (Marjorie).

Hilda requests (for those who wish) contributions in lieu of flowers to be made to the school, Fraser Academy.
Donations can be made through:
  • This website. A message to the family can also be provided on this Fraser Academy webpage.
  • Calling Kudzai Mundove, Advancement Services, at 604 736 5575 ext 6005, or
  • By sending a cheque to Fraser Academy 2294 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H8 – In memory of Hilda Atkinson Cordukes.

The Atkinson family has a deep connection with the school, and Hilda wishes for your contribution to go to the Fine Arts Program. This support will have a meaningful impact and legacy for Hilda given her passion for education and providing opportunities for children and youth to realize their potential.