John Richard Cojocari

7 July , 19378 July , 2018

John Richard Cojocari passed away at home on July 8, 2018 at the age of 81.

John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Angela Reimann.

John is lovingly remembered by his children Lisa and Gio (Pam), and his many cousins and dear friends from all corners of the world.

John was born in Canora, Saskatchewan on July 7th, 1937. He worked as a miner, driller/ blaster and was a union member of LiUNA Local 1611 for 50 years. John’s hands were instrumental in building all the major dams, Site C diversion tunnels, and BC Hydro micro wave tower platforms in remote areas of British Columbia. In retirement, John was an avid beekeeper.

John enjoyed woodworking, fishing, being a family man and spending time with friends and relatives. He was a quiet and dignified man who will be sorely missed by all who touched his life.

Join us for a Celebration of his life, which will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm at his family home.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 28 July , 2018

John Richard Cojocari

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Lesley Clements

16 July 2018

My thoughts are with you Angela, Gio, Lisa and family. John was a special man. I have such fond memories of get togethers at your house over the years and big bear hugs from John whenever I visited. He will be greatly missed.

Heather Stone

14 July 2018

Angela, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John was a gentle giant. He will be missed. Hang in there!
With sincere sympathy,
Teddy and Heather

Heather and Glenn Chan

13 July 2018

Angela and family,
We were sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed sharing coffee and dessert with Angela and John on many occasions. John had a great sense of humour and didn't hesitate to share his opinions on many topics. His friendships were many as told by the amount of people that came to celebrate his 80th birthday. He may not have been outwardly affectionate but you could tell of his deep love for his family. He will be missed.
Blessings, Heather

Pam Greenstock

13 July 2018

Dear John,

Thank you for raising such a strong-willed talented and amazing person, my life partner GiO. GiO (formerly John R) learned so many things from you, and inherited many of your characteristics: a stubborn fortitude to not just get things done, but get them done right; the love and talent of playing a stringed instrument; a fishing expert due to all of the times you spent fishing together. You taught your children by example, and cooking fine foods with your loving wife Angela really helped shape GiO into the culinary expert they are today. I always appreciated your humour, and your obvious and enduring love of your wife Angela. As someone who never saw their parents exhibit love to each other, your & Angela's love was something I will always cherish & admire and attempt to live up to in my relationship with GiO.

While you may not have understood GiO, I know that you loved them. Thanks for always welcoming us into your home.


Annie Geraghty

13 July 2018

Dear John,

It is with great sadness that I heard of your death.
The wonderful welcome that you and Angela gave to Eileen and I when we arrived for the first time in Canada will never be forgotten,

I hope that you and Eileen are having a good chat and sharing a laugh.

Love and I am praying for you both


Barbara Mellon

13 July 2018

Dearest John,

You will be missed.
You and Angela were always my first port of call anytime I arrived in Canada and I always loved your laugh when I came out with my Irish sayings and even my rude jokes. We shared many a good laugh and I hope you are smiling now. I remember searching for wooden planes for you at Car Boot sales in Ireland and I recently saw some in Wexford and thought of you.

Angela will be well looked after by all her good friends
Rest in peace John
Glad you are no longer in pain

Barbara Mellon

Scott Margerison

13 July 2018

Too soon.
Like so many loved ones who have left before thier time.
You are some of my earliest memories, your family, warm friendly faces shortly after we arrived in canada in the early 70's, i can still see the house and the garden in my mind from our many visits.
Through the years, the distance between families made visits far too few, but cherished.
I still feel the sense of pride from the day i introduced my boys to you, and introducing you to them.

You wil be missed.

Our hearts go now to Angela, a loving wife and mother, surrounded by family and friends, we hope the pain and loss will ease soon, you are loved.

Too soon , John

All our love

Scott, sunny, lucas and carter

Ria Reimann

12 July 2018

Angela, Lisa and Gio;

My sincerest condolences to you all.
Mom and I are thinking of you during this very difficult time. Keep your fondest memories of John close to your hearts where he will live on forever.

With love,

Bill & Lynn Zaharia

12 July 2018

Well Cuz I am truly going to miss our coffee's and lengthy conversations. The great fishing trip we went out with my Dad in Burrard inlet and to the lake in behind Peachland. How could I forget how nervous you where when you had to play that bridge hand. And you where instrumental in introducing me to my wife over that bridge game. John you will be truly missed.

Your cousin Bill

Jerry & Edwina Boake

12 July 2018

Happy Trails John,
We've been a lot of places together over the years we laughed, ate and drank and fished together so many times it became a part of who I am, a good part! we had plans to visit at the end of July to do just that, but I guess that will just have to be put on the back burner for now. We enjoyed vacations, weddings, holidays, Birthdays, Long weekends and mini excursions to the pub for a meal and Corona's Boxing Day at your house with your special salmon plate was very special and New Years at our house we always had a great time.
To say that you will be missed is such an understatement. Who am I going to do crossword puzzles with now? or chat about such interesting things, like Blasting, woodworking and bees just to name just a few. So, from here on out, every time that I sip a little port or throw a fishing line into the water I will think of you my friend. Not to worry, Edwina, myself and all of your friends and family will take good care of Angela.
Till we meet again old friend,
Jerry & Edwina