Etsy Member Suffers Tragic Loss

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It is with deep sadness we must share the news of the tragic loss suffered by Cindy Boardman, known as designedbylucinda, a long time member of the Etsy community.

On Thursday, February 3rd an accidental fire took her home, pets, and claimed the life of her 11 year old son, Kevin. No words can convey the shock and sadness we feel, Cindy is an active and valued member of our community and we share in her grief during this incredibly difficult time. Our thoughts, prayers and most profound sympathies are with Cindy and her family.

Her husband Robert Boardman's co-workers have set up a fund to assist the family with medical and living expenses. Donations and care packages can be sent here:

Boardman Family Fund
Knight Communications
10150 Mallard Creek Rd.
Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28262

Update 8pm EST 2/8/11 from Cindy's friend: Please do not send clothes or household items at the moment, as they have some donations already and will be living at a temporary location for a while.

DONATIONS UPDATE:PayPal donations for our contribution of a small arrangement and cash donation can be sent

For those that wish to donate, please note that if you send the money as personal>gift, no fees will be deducted IF the funds are transferred from another paypal account... if using a credit card to donate, it is our understanding that a fee will be applied.

Community Quilt for Lucinda- Info Here

Big Cartel Donation Shop- if you can donate some items for sale, please read here

UPDATE Wed Feb 9:The funeral will be held on Saturday February 12th. UEF member HappyHound who lives in Charlotte will be picking up and taking flower arrangments to the funeral. The funds for the arrangements will be coming from the forboardmanfamily PayPal fund.

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krystyna81 said...

OMG that is beyond tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Thank you for posting this here.

February 8, 2011 at 8:38:00 PM EST
Laney said...

I have absolutely no words that can convey how sad I am to hear this. My heart is breaking for Cindy's family. The loss, I am sure, is unimaginable. I am sending out as much love and peace possible to the entire family.

February 8, 2011 at 11:24:00 PM EST
PussDaddy said...

This is so sad and tragic and I am very sorry it happened. I truly am.


February 9, 2011 at 2:02:00 AM EST

My thoughts & prayers are with Cindy & her family. I cannot begin to understand what a devastating thing this family is going through right now with the loss of a child.

February 9, 2011 at 1:00:00 PM EST
KreatedbyKarina said...

I cannot imagine what she must be going through right now...even sadder, is that she lost her mother only a short 3 months ago too.

February 9, 2011 at 5:31:00 PM EST
Redd said...

While I don't know Cindy well, I burst into tears reading this post. My heart is out to her.
I will check out the links and help where I can.

February 9, 2011 at 5:53:00 PM EST