Since his cancer diagnosis three years ago, retired UAF History Professor and Public Historian Terrence Cole has had to make a lot of difficult decisions relating to his health, and he recently made the decision to go into hospice care. The stomach cancer has made it hard for him to eat or drink and he doesn’t have a lot of energy, but he still has the same funny, warm, and exhaustingly inquisitive mind that makes him special.
A few people have asked how to get in touch with him, and his family encourages anyone who wants to reach out to send him a letter or a note in the mail (“bonus points if you drop in any Big Lebowski quotes”). As Terrence’s niece, Aileen Cole, has said, “Life is sometimes not as long as we want it to be, so it’s important to say the things you mean when you have the time.”
Address: Terrence Cole, 321 Hawk Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99712
Our thoughts are with Terrence and his family during this time.