It is with deep and profound sadness we announce the passing of Thomas Mueller on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the age of 7, due to neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. After a brave and heroic four-year battle against the disease, Thomas died at home in his sleep, with his parents by his side. Thomas was born on June 26, 2004 in Calgary. In his pre-school year, at the age of three, Thomas was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, but true to his character, Thomas did not let the disease define him. He lived for the moment, and quite truly loved being a little boy, whatever his age. He was a kids’ kid, with a typically goofy sense of humour. He played hard and found a way to keep fighting even during the worst of his many cancer treatments. In his stoicism and courage, he was a true “little soldier” as his great- grandfather Howard, an American WWII veteran once said. He loved sports. All of them. But especially soccer and hockey, and his favourite players, Jarome Iginla and Thomas’ friend, Trevor Linden. He was also a natural born swimmer and made the most of his trips to Hawaii, spending more time in the water than out. He also loved movies and was fascinated with and inspired by the worlds of Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. Over the years he also became quite a prolific and advanced builder of Lego. While always a kid though, he was also mature beyond his years. He was always sensitive to the needs of others. It always felt like he took nothing for granted, and he loved his sister, mom and dad deeply, and yearned for the company of his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. And of course, his many friends. Thomas will always be remembered by his sister Anna, and parents Dianne Wilkins and Philip Mueller; his grandparents Dave and Aileen Wilkins and Peter and Pat Mueller; his aunt Sara, uncle Brett and cousins Nora and Eli Anhorn; his aunt Lisa, uncle Corey and cousins Kenna and Turner Sadlemyer; and his great-uncle Alan Meech. Thomas is predeceased by his loving and greatly missed uncle Rich Wilkins. In lieu of a Memorial Service, those wishing to pay their respects may do so by visiting our Web site www.peloton65.com to make a donation to neuroblastoma research. This disease must be stopped.