Passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2024 at the age of 94. Reen will be missed dearly by his daughters Marlize Monaco-Millar (Gord), Ellen Thornton (Jim) and son Richard (Carole).   He was “Pappie” to grandchildren Shaylia Fennama (nee Monaco) (Neal), Penny Ann Lupton (nee Thornton) (Ken), Lisa (nee Monaco) Fennema (Colin), Jim Thornton (Amanda), Richie Vanderlubbe, Christopher Vanderlubbe (Jessie), Jessica Millar, and James Millar, and 18 great grandchildren.  Reen is pre-deceased by his wife Regine (Sini), his brother Bill, his sister Rita, his inlaws (Inge, Peter, Fred, Gwen, Harry, Detta, Carmen, Jim), his son-inlaw Rino Monaco, and his grandson Ricky Monaco (Bernadette).  Reen was born in the Netherlands, moved to Suriname in 1947, marrying Sini, and moving to Canada in 1958.  He entered the grocery business and owned an IGA store on Main St E in Hamilton from 1963 to 1989.   Many family members worked a stint in that store, and many friendships and marriages formed there.  Reen was an avid tennis player in his backyard court, The Landings in Fort Myers, and until age 85 at the Burlington Racket Club.  A great life!  A visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 10th, from 7pm-9pm at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.