In Loving Memory of Bonnie Craft (March 12, 1959 – September 25, 2014)

Bonnie with CGL co-founder Jared at The Barracks, SDCC 2011

Five days ago, we delivered the sad news about the sudden passing of Bonnie Craft, our great friend, a huge CGL supporter, and probably one of the biggest LOST fans to have ever graced this planet. The outpouring of condolences from everyone who knew her has been overwhelming, especially to her family. Many people have asked how they can contribute to Bonnie’s funeral expenses, and if they could send flowers or gifts of respect and tribute.

We have spoken with her family, and they have decided to continue Bonnie’s incredible legacy by doing what she did best: taking care of other people. As such, in lieu of donations, flowers, or gifts to the family, they have requested that donations be made instead to the American Cancer Society.

If you do make a donation to the ACS in any amount, in Bonnie’s memory, please email us a copy of your receipt (cancergetslost at gmail dot com), because we’d love to send you one of her custom LOST Squirrel Baby on Board car signs (we will ship them anywhere around the world). Bonnie had commissioned a squirrel baby sketch after seeing a version of one in a magazine article featuring Damon and Carlton’s LOST writing room. She then had car signs made of this sketch specifically for CGL fundraising endeavors, and many attendees at the LOST 2014 silent charity auction last week picked one up for $5 donations each to the ACS!

Bonnie’s custom LOST Squirrel Baby on Board car sign

If you would like to share a memory of her with her family, her good friend Caleb Woods is leading an effort to do just that. Please check out his message if you would like to contribute.

Even though she has left us, we continued to feel Bonnie’s support during our Cancer Gets LOST charity auction: the items that she donated helped us raise an astounding $3,531 for the American Cancer Society. In the weeks before she passed, she had even placed bids on the very items that she had donated herself (classic Bonnie)!

The messages of condolences and tributes from people all over the world reflected the sheer number of lives that she had touched, and the common theme among all these messages – even from people she had only met online was that Bonnie’s heart was boundless. It is thus our honor and indeed privilege to continue Bonnie’s passion for philanthropy, and we hope that you will join us in doing so.

Namaste, Bonnie. We will see you in another life, sister. – Jared & Jo

Bonnie, age 4 (1963)
Bonnie in her late teens
Bonnie with Henry Ian Cusick & Nestor Carbonell. She flew from Memphis to Los Angeles just to catch Ian’s premiere of Frank vs. God. Her family said that this was one of the biggest highlights of her life. This picture was actually taken on the insistence of Nestor, who was particularly impressed by Bonnie’s dedication.
Bonnie with her “I’m on Oceanic 815!” face, taken at the LOST exhibit at the Paley Center for Media.
Bonnie with fellow LOSTies at a meet-up following the PaleyFest 2014 LOST 10-year Anniversary Reunion panel in Los Angeles

 

8 comments

  1. Ken Salmon says:

    Bonnie was a super nice caring person and so is her husband. That is very thoughtful of the family about making donations to the American Cancer Society. She will be greatly missed.

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