Arne Matiisen

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Arne Matiisen was born in Tallinn to Voldemar (Volli) and Rita Matiisen. Arne completed Grade 12 in 1957 and attended the University of Alberta on a Wheat Pool Scholarship. Upon graduation, he began what turned out to be a 40 year career in the oil industry, working in both Canada and abroad. At the University of Alberta, Arne met his future wife Carolyn Ray Wilfley. They married in 1962 and have two daughters, Janet Ray and Melanie Gail, and a granddaughter Arabelle Ray.

In retirement, Arne and Carolyn split the summer season between their home in Calgary and their cabin at Hidden Valley. Winters are enjoyed in their RV touring the southern United States.

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