March 21st, 2021
The hockey community has recently lost Dap Thach who was a loving husband and father, a very active member of his community and an accomplished volunteer. He was generous with his time both as a business owner in Gravenhurst and within the game of hockey in Muskoka. He is also recognized for his significant involvement in girl's hockey including reviving the Muskoka Mavericks as well as being a trainer and Assistant General Manager for the Barrie Jr. Sharks team from 2011-2017.
His contribution to the hockey community will always be cherished.
Duncan Veitch was well known to the Gravenhurst community as someone who loved life, was always smiling, patient and kind. He loved to cook, worked hard at many jobs he enjoyed and of course had a life long love for hockey. He played when he was younger with minor hockey and continued his journey into adulthood participating in weekly skates and tournaments.
We are honoured that Sawdust City Brewing Co. and both families have chosen
South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association as one of the organizations to send donations to.
We will connect with them at a later date to discuss their wishes of the direction of these funds for the association.
To donate to SMMHA please E-Transfer with a note to:
The Gravenhurst community is mourning the loss of 2 dear friends this week. Duncan Veitch and Dap Thach were unexpectedly taken from us in the prime of their lives. These losses, days apart, have touched almost everyone within our community in one way or another.
We would like to honour their memories by starting a donation to South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association representing their shared love of the game. Please visit southmuskokaminorhockey.com to join us in commemorating Duncan and Dap.