GRAVENHURST — The grieving process is never easy.

But the family of Duncan Veitch, 33, who died last month says their loss has been made so much easier with the “generous love and support” of their community.

“On behalf of our entire family, we would like to express a heartfelt thanks to everyone who surrounded us with such generous love and support,” says his mom, Pat Loughead.

“We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the kind outpouring of gifts and well wishes during this most difficult time enduring the loss of Duncan.

“From the food and flowers, memorials and hockey stick tributes, touching cards and letters — and the abundance of wonderful photos and heart-warming stories that were shared by so many family and friends — your comforting presence in town, on our street and online has provided us with an ample measure of consolation and hope.

“Again, our most sincere thanks for everything you’ve done to help out, from the Loughead, Holstock and Veitch families.

“Peace out. XO,” writes Loughhead.

The community came together recently to offer their condolences and support for Duncan Veitch.