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Eda McClung


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Eda Matiisen McClung was born in Tallinn, Estonia to Voldemar (Volli) and Rita Matiisen in 1943. The following year, her parents along with their sons Hendo and Arne fled to Sweden to escape Soviet occupation. Continuing political uncertainty in Europe convinced the family to immigrate to the Eckville/Gilby area of central Alberta in 1948.

Eda completed school at Eckville in 1962 and like her brothers before her, attended the University of Alberta. She graduated with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology leading to a career at the University Hospital in the area of Adult Psychiatry.

In 2005, the province-wide Alberta Estonian Heritage Society was formed. Eda serves on its Board and is active in several projects including the 2007 production of the DVD “Alberta’s Estonians” and the Heritage Community Foundation website project entitled “Alberta’s Estonian Heritage”.

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