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Evelyn Shursen

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Evelyn Shursen was born in Stettler, Alberta in 1939, the eldest child of Paul and Agnes Klaus. Her grandfather, Juri Klaus, immigrated to Canada from Estonia in 1902. As a child growing up in Alberta, Evelyn heard numerous stories about her Estonian heritage, particularly on the life of her grandfather. Evelyn graduated from high school in Stettler and enrolled at the University of Alberta where she became a teacher. She taught at Stettler Junior High School for 35 years before retiring in 1994.

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