Eric Michael Weight, age 51, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Bellingham, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. He was born on July 8, 1965 to Yvonne Weight Callahan (the late Vince Callahan) and Forrest F. Weight (Virginia). He is survived by his brother Christopher F. Weight (Karin) and sister Elizabeth Weight (Jeff) and his six children, Haidyn Chloe, Gabriel Clay and Skyler Caedmon (and their mother, Kirsten D. Barron) and by Lily Celia, Otto Cash and Iker Costello Weight and their mother and his wife, Laura A. Weight. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews- Margaret Watts, Cailyn Smith, Zander Weight, Corwin and Fiona Dark.
Eric graduated from TC William high school in Alexandria, Virginia in 1983, and from St. Lawrence University in 1987. After college, Eric travelled extensively throughout Asia. He then graduated from the University of Richmond Law School, in 1991 after which he practiced law with his mother, Yvonne, in Alexandria, Virginia, from 1991 to 1995. He moved with his former wife Kirsten to Washington state in 1995. Eric initially worked in the Whatcom County public defender’s office until 2005, when he and Laura opened the law firm of Weight Law Offices. Eric was a Daddy Extraordinaire, Baby Whisperer, biker and skier, friend and attorney.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Eric’s name to Montessori at Samish Woods (the school that has nurtured and continues to nurture his children) or LAW Advocates, our local civil legal aid organization that does the most important work for our community. www.samishwoods.org and www.lawadvocates.org