Marie Eaton

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'My Brother Didn't Want a Burial. He Chose to Put His Body to Good Use'

I distinctly remember the day my younger brother, Wayne, first came home from the hospital. I was 4 years old and sitting on my front steps when my mom laid that little baby in my arms, and I thought: He's mine. Wayne and I were close our whole lives. I could talk to him about anything.

Books Can Help Kids Deal with Trauma like Cascade Mall Shooting

“It’s really hard because they should be innocent. They shouldn’t have to worry about walking in a mall. They shouldn’t have to worry about walking down the street. I want my son to play like I did as a child,” said mother Gale Torres.

But today, kids live…

What are your choices for medical care you want, and don’t want, at the end of life?

Practical, medical and legal issues around death and dying will be the focus of a daylong workshop for the public.


Palliative Care Institute to host end-of-life planning workshop Oct. 28 2016-08-03
WWU Launches New Palliative Care Institute; Conference Set for May 13-14 2016-04-11
Event working to get Whatcom residents to make end-of-life plans

Get your driver’s license, make clear what kind of medical care you want or don’t want.

That’s what Marie Eaton, director of the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University, would like to see Whatcom County residents do — even at a young age.

“If I had my way, you…

Ferndale panel examines death and dying in children’s lit

Two experts in children’s literature join an educator who specializes in death and dying for what organizers hope will be an informative, if not uplifting, discussion.

“Not If But When: Books For Young People About Death and Loss” is free at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Ferndale Public…

Western’s Palliative Care Institute and the Whatcom County Library System to Host 'Not if But When: Books for Young People About Death and Loss' Feb. 2 2016-01-26
Convocation kicks off 2015-16 school year 2015-09-17
Marie Eaton retires after nearly 40 years at Western 2015-06-23
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