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Dr. Eung-Jun Cha

Posted 2019-04-13 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News-Herald from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2019 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Dr. Eung-Jun Cha was born on October 20, 1949 just before the
beginning of the Korean War. Like many citizens of war, he and his
family were forced to leave their home to find safety in Seoul. His
grandfather served as a community physician where Dr. Cha frequently
assisted his father in many procedures. From early on, Dr. Cha learned
the art of medicine, which would serve him well later in life.

In 1977, Dr. Cha left his home in Korea and ventured across the world
to arrive in western Canada to start a married life with Elizabeth
Sun-Hwa Lee. Although excited to begin his adventure in a new world,
he had always vowed to return home. As a newlywed, Dr. Cha prayed for
direction in his medical career. Five years and three children later
(Elea nor, Emily, and Elliot), his journey brought him to Toronto and
then Oakville to start his life as a practicing physician. While life
was fruitful, his decision to move to the US in 1997 was one fueled by
his love for his family so as to provide greater opportunities for his
children. For the next 17 years his life in Indiana was filled with a
thriving practice and a simpler yet peaceful life. As his children
matured into adults, he again found the strength and good fortune to
venture west to Arizona in hopes of slowly progressing towards
retirement. Despite the highs and lows of his journey he always
maintained his faith in God, his love for his family, and sense of
responsibility to help others. While his passing was well before his
time, he will be remembered always for his faith, his love and his
dedication to building a better tomorrow for his family and for Korea.

He is survived by wife Elizabeth Sun-Hwa Cha, daughters Eleanor Hyun-
Kyung Cha and Emily Tae-Kyung Cha, and son Elliot Tae-Ki Cha.
Dr. Cha was one of the most passionate, caring, and patient,
individuals one could come to meet. He and his family were an amazing
addition to the Lake Havasu community and will forever be a part of
the Lakeside Orthopedic family.

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