Peloton 65

Thomas Mueller

June 26, 2004 – September 30, 2011

Every year in Canada, roughly 65 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Our son Thomas was diagnosed in 2007, and fought the disease with immense courage and bravery. Thomas died early on September 30th, in his parent’s arms.

Peloton 65 is a growing group of cyclists, family and friends united in the fight against neuroblastoma. We’ve already raised nearly $80,000 for the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer (2009-2011), and from this point forward, 100% of our fundraising efforts will benefit The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research. This disease needs to be stopped. Please help with your donation.

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  1. Hi Dianne and family,

    My heart is with you. I feel the pain and struggle as deep as you. My oldest son, Patrick, was born on May 24, 2004. He is only one month older than Thomas. It’s not hard for me to imagine your loss and suffering.

    I lost my father two years ago, I can’t say I am over it now. I still miss him. It still hurts. I will be living in the memory for the rest of my life, til the day comes when I can see him again.

    The book “Many Lives, Many Masters”, helped me a lot in getting over the deep sorrow. Please take a look. Hope it can bring you some relief as it did to me!


  2. Phil, Di and Anna – we are all behind you in this darkest time. I know that Rich is with Thomas and will watch over him as they watch over us. Thomas will always be remembered and his smile never forgotten and his courage has been an inspiration to all of us.

  3. Usually words are my thing, but they escape me now.
    Our hearts are heavy in Chicago. Please don’t hesitate to ask for anything.

  4. DI, Phil, Anna,

    It has been a long and difficult road these past few years. Our hearts are broken for you and your whole family at this time. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers and sending you strength.

  5. Despite the fact that I never met Thomas personally I always felt like I knew him. He was born on my birthday and you were pregnant with him at the same time Kristin was carrying Kailin. I guess that is why I took this news so hard today. I really feel for you and Phil. I don’t even have the words. But, I know that In heaven he is no longer sick and his time will pass with a smile on his face until you are all reunited again.

  6. hi my name is quinten i was thomas`s friend last year now i go to a diffrent school but he was still my frriend i am so sad that he died

  7. I am so sorry about what happend to Thomas, I have been bawling since my hockey practice. I will remember the time when Thomas would always wrestle Alex. Thomas was a great friend to me and alex. I will always remember him in my heart.

    Sincerely, Sam

  8. We’re so sad today and we just really miss him. He didn’t get enough time here; we didn’t get enough time with him. We need him yet to come with his sister to the door, and ask our kids to play.

  9. My condolences to you all. I imagine there is no pain more unbearable than losing a child. I have heard a lot about Thomas’ wonderful spirit through Lisa which I’m sure will carry on in all of your memories. What an amazing little fighter and hero. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

  10. Dear Phil, Di and Anna,

    Our hearts ache for you during this time. Thomas’ memory will live on as will the impact he’s had on so many lives. We are thinking of you and holding you in our thoughts. We are so very very sorry for the loss of your precious son & brother.

    With our deepest condolences,
    Jen & Neil

  11. I was blessed to be Thomas’ kindergarten teacher. He always brought joy and laughter to our classroom and taught me how amazing it is to be a kid. I will miss your hugs Thomas! Xxoo Mrs. Partridge

  12. Di, Phil & Anna –

    I remember Thomas for his smile. A wonderful, happy boy full of life and energy. His courage cast a long shadow for a young life. It is such a loss to have him leave us so soon. Chris and I are deeply saddened by the news and extend our sympathies to you and your family.

    Neil & Chris

  13. Dearest Di and family,

    my heart goes out for you ad your family. i am so sorry for your loss and i know that no words can ease your pain but please hang in there. sending you and your family my love and my deepest condolences.


  14. Di, Phil and Anna,
    We cannot express the sorrow in our hearts for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your families during this extremely difficult time. May his memories give you strength and light.

    Cory & Candace

  15. Phil, Dianne and Anna

    Although, I only met Thomas once or twice, I came to know him through his friendship with Sam and Alex. I am thankful for the many happy memories they have of their time with Thomas and I know they will never forget those. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your family during this most difficult time in your lives.
    Nola (Sam and Alex’s Grandma D.)

  16. There are no words to describe the loss of a child, brother, nephew, grandson. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  17. We are so saddened to hear of Thomas’ passing. This community will remember and miss him. Our son, Oliver, played soccer with Thomas and we remember well how enthusiastic and encouraging Thomas was of his teammates. Oliver really appreciated Thomas’ sweet spirit. You are continuously in our thoughts and prayers.

    Eloise & Ryan (from 2nd ave)

  18. Di, Phil & Anna,
    We are all so saddened by your loss. We will miss Thomas’ sweet and happy smile and his cheerful waves from across the street on the way to and from school. Caroline had fun with him in their class.
    When butterflies were released at school on Friday morning after the Terry Fox Run, I could not help but be moved by this powerful symbol–each one a small, fragile and beautiful creature being set free with lightness and grace. I thought of Thomas, no longer in pain, but flying about the schoolyard just as he did with so many friends. He will be sadly missed and always remembered. Our hearts are with your whole family at this time.

  19. ~Di, Phil, & Anna,
    Thomas = COURAGE… Words cannot express the saddness I am feeling for all of you! Please know that we are all thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. A beautiful boy taken from us far too soon. Thomas has his wings now and will be watching over you. ~xo

  20. Dear Di, Phil and Anna,

    I am heart broken to hear of the loss of your son and brother, Thomas. Know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you during this incredibly difficult time.


  21. Di & Phil,

    I am very sorry to hear of Thomas’ passing. My thoughts are with you and all of your family during this difficult time. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.


  22. Di, Phil & Anna –

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. We have to believe that Thomas was here for a reason and your connection can never be broken.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I know Rich will take good care of him till you meet again.


  23. I would like to send my deepest condolences to your family.
    I heard about your tragedy through a work email as many of my co workers have worked with Di.
    I breaks my heart to hear of anyone having to loose someone they love and even more to hear it was a child.
    My heart goes out to all the family and friends.
    My thoughts are with you.

  24. Di, Phil and Anna,
    Steven and I are devastating about this news. Thomas have touch us all with his courage and strenght that he has showed us over the years. His memories will stay in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

    Veronique & Steven

  25. Phil, Dianne and Anna,

    We’re so saddened to hear of the passing of Thomas. We’ll miss seeing his smiling face at school and on the soccer field. Our thoughts are with you.

    James, Michael, David and Margaret

  26. Di and family,

    I was so saddened to hear of the tremendous loss of your son and brother, Thomas.
    In reading through this site, it sounds as though Thomas had an amazing spirit that was full of love, kindness and courage.
    Please know that I am thinking of you all.


  27. Di, Phil and Anna,

    My thoughts are with you during this tragic time. Thomas was a beautiful, smiling, happy boy. I have warm memories playing with him and Anna that always gave me great joy.

    kind regards,

  28. Dianne, Phil, & Anna
    Thomas was an inspiration to me. Caring for Thomas was always such a pleasure and he really inspired me to love my job even more than I already do. I will always remember his sweet little voice and his strength.
    Warmest regards,
    Nurse Sam

  29. I am so, so saddened to hear about Thomas. What an incredible fighter and amazing spirit. I know that you built up some great memories as a family with Thomas and hope that those memories offer even a small amount of comfort during an absolutely unimaginable time. Please know that I am thinking of you.


  30. Words cannot describe the sadness we feel. So sorry for your loss. We will always remember what a beautiful child Thomas was.

  31. Thomas was one of my students in my grade one classroom last year and it was truly a pleasure to have him there. He was full of energy and enthusiasm and was a friend to everyone! In gym I remember Thomas always running faster than everyone and smiling every minute we were there! I miss him and I hope that he is okay now. Diane and Phil you raised an amazing young man and you should be so proud of everything that he stood for! We all loved Thomas.
    Kim Godman

  32. Di, Phil & Anna,

    I am thinking of Thomas sitting beside me at dinner a year ago when all of a sudden he was no where to be found until we heard clunk, clunk, clunk coming down the stairs. There he was fully dressed in his new Dracula costume, boots and all. This moment sums up my experience with Thomas and how will always remember him – full of adventure, happiness, courage, humour and life.

    Over the last year, I have worn my special Peleton65 jersey with pride and have been inspired by Thomas every pedal along the way. I will continue to do so with more energy, inspiration and determination to fight cancer than ever before.

    I am blowing every ounce of positive energy I can to all of you in Calgary and to your special angel that I am so grateful to have met.

    Loads of love,


  33. Hi Dianne, Phil, and Anna
    We are deeply sorrowed at your loss of Thomas
    Our prayers reach out to you that you will find comfort in knowing that
    Thomas no longer has to bear the pain.
    We have heard from Dave and Aileen during this time of suffering
    and we know that they too are feeling great loss. Please convey our
    sympathies to them as well

    I know that Phil will remember our daughter Karen and she too sends her condolences and said she could not imagine the pain you are facing.
    Wayne and Grace Buss
    Medicine Hat Alberta

  34. So very sorry to hear about Thomas. We can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are going through. Please know that we are thinking of your family and send our deepest sympathies.
    Billie-Jo and Jason Arnott and family

  35. Thomas was such brave little man and he will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
    The DI nurses at ACH

  36. Phil, Di and Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Thomas is an inspiration to our family and even though our kids never met him they knew of his brave battle. What an amazing kid! Please know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    Trevor, Corie, Aidan and Aylish (Lethbridge, AB)

  37. Thomas was such a special and wonderful boy with a kind heart and beautiful spirit. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  38. Phil and Di,
    We are hoping you find the strength…if not to overcome, at least to endure.
    Robb, Val, Nicholas and Holly

  39. Di, Phil & Anna

    We are so dreadfully sorry to hear of Thomas’s passing. Your family and your parents will need each other’s strength and comfort in this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone who knew Thomas.

  40. Di, Phil and Anna,
    We are so saddened by the news of Thomas’s passing. Our thought’s and prayer’s are with you during this difficult time.
    With our deepest condolences,
    Love Eric, Lisa, Will and Anna Thorsteinson

  41. Di,Phil, Anna, and Family

    I just heard the news about Thomas, and I’m at lost for words, all I can say is that
    I’m very sorry to hear this, I remember Thomas as a very funny little guy and loved life very much, when you guys came to the Bistro for lunch once and a while. I read his Bio, and see not much really changed, he was a special guy, and well loved by all who had the privilege to know him, and to be his friend. He came from a great family, who I know will get through this difficult time together.


  42. Di and Phil,
    Meeting Thomas at the 2010 Ride to Conquer Cancer was a highlight. He was quiet that day and if I remember did not want to smile for a picture …. typical kid! Sadness overwhelmed us as we heard of Thomas’ death. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this incredibly difficulty time.
    Gail and Mario Kulas

  43. Di,

    I’m sorry I’ve become a bit disconnected and was just informed today about Thomas. I’m so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family: much peace, love and hope for strength to carry on. Miss you!

  44. There are no words…
    Thomas should be here.
    He should be home with his family.
    He should be playing with his friends.
    He should be having fun in Grade 2.
    This world makes no sense.
    Thomas was just a happy, funny, innocent little boy.
    Di and Phil, you are living what all parents are too afraid to even imagine.
    I am so so sorry.
    We will remember your sweet Thomas always.
    With tears and hugs,
    Patti and Thomas’ buddies, D & C

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