A memorial service for Malcolm Austin will be held at Yellowknife’s Sir John Franklin High School on Saturday.
Malcolm was six years old when he died on August 25, almost a year since he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG.
Saturday’s service will begin at 1pm.
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“Malcolm was an exceptional little boy possessing a great intellect, a witty sense of humour, and a loving heart,” read a family tribute this week.
“Malcolm’s favourite place to be was in the outdoors; he loved fishing, camping, cooking over an open fire, picnics, climbing rocks, gardening, and riding his bike.
“Malcolm was a courageous soul who was blessed with a loving family and many friends, an incredible medical team, and an enormous outpouring of love from our supportive community. He never gave up.”