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Tuesday January 15, 2013


It is with profound sadness that we announce Reinder's unexpected passing on Saturday, January 12th 2013, surrounded by the love of family and friends and shortly after his 70th birthday. Dear father of David (Anne) and Lisa. Exceptionally proud granddad of Clark. Beloved son of Hiltje and the late Henderikus Jacob. Loving brother of Ceus (Nelly), Ineke Jonker (Leo), Catharina Dryfhout (Dave) and Margaret Kingma (Peter). Dear companion of Nancy van Veen. Reinder will be remembered fondly by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends and colleagues. His guidance and support as a teacher, scholar, mentor and spirited instigator will be deeply missed and we are grateful for the life that we shared with him. A memorial service to celebrate Reinder's life will be held at Meadowvale Visitation and Reception Centre 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00am. Visitation one hour prior to service time. For those who wish, donations to honour Reinder's memory may be made to Ontario Nature, Guelph Field Naturalists, or Friends of Algonquin Park. For further details, please visit

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