COJOCAR, Dr. Ronald George
April 3, 1931 – November 19,2014
Ron Cojocar passed away peacefully in the Chilliwack General Hospital with his beloved wife Claudia at his side. Ron, the eldest son of Mike and Lillian Cojocar, was raised in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan with his sister Shirlee and brother Bob. Ron was never far from the Thoroughbreds his father trained and raced. Ron first attended the University of Saskatchewan graduating with a B.Sc. – Geophysics. This led to work with USGS and entailed exploratory work throughout western Canada and the far north. Perhaps missing the animal world, Ron re-enrolled in university in 1961 and graduated in 1966 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. The family moved west with Ron establishing his own practice in Calgary in 1969, serving the horse community of Alberta for the next 20 years. In 1974 Ron met Claudia at an equestrian event, and they spent the following 40 years at each other’s side as familiar members of the western Canadian equine community, initially outside of Calgary AB, then Kelowna BC and finally settling in Hope BC in 2003. Ron and Claudia were active and well known in the local community for their volunteer work. Ron was a kind and gentle man, a caring father and grandfather, a great companion and a loving husband. He is survived by his wife Claudia, his daughters: Alison Cojocar and Jocelyn Wensley, son Michael Cojocar (Tunde), step son Jeff Campf (Shelley) and their respective children. A service will be held at Christ Church in Hope on Tuesday, December 30 at 2:00 pm. We will also have a gathering remembering Ron at Thunderbird Show Park on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ron’s favourite charity, Doctors Without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org
A special thank you to all the people who helped us through this difficult journey, especially Dr. R. Green, Dr. M. Noble, and Dr. E. M. Klaus.