Peter J. Hartshorne
Son, brother, husband, father-Poppy–grandfather, 25 year Navy man, friend, neighbor, Vice President Board member.
The Magnolia Lakes Community has lost a brother to us all, a man who set the bar for giving of ones self.
On Friday June 3rd, 2016, while awaiting the opportunity to do what Peter did so well, an act of charity, he was taken suddenly to be with our Lord.
Peter was well known in this community, not only because of his service on the HOA Board, and the janitorial work he preformed at the pool and basketball court, but because we can say with absolute assurance, that you’d be hard pressed to find a neighbor he didn’t help in one way or another.
Peter, and his family moved into this community early in its development, and he hit the ground running in his service to Magnolia Lakes, and his neighbors.
He was on the first Homeowners Board when it was turned over from the developer.
He was a rare man of good will, and a generous heart.
He was a 4AM riser to start his day of hard work and charitable acts.
He was always seen throughout our community doing something for someone, or running a grandchild somewhere.
Peter was in a word, “remarkable”, or maybe another word would be, “outstanding” however, he didn’t do what he did alone, he had a teammate, a life-mate who arose every morning to assist him and to help him start his day.
They say behind every good man is a good woman, and this proved true for Peter. His wife Cindy is as hardworking and kind as Peter, and he couldn’t have accomplished his life’s mission without her loving support and hard work
Please honor our friend Peter, and show your loving support by paying forward kindness to Cindy, her children, and the grandchildren she is now left alone to raise. Peter’s unexpected death has left many loose ends for his family to work through.
He would have been there to help anyone of us who might have been left in the same circumstances.
And to those who have shown your kindness, I say in Peter’s, and Cindy’s behalf, “Thank you, it is well appreciated.”
We can never replace our dear friend, nor would we want too.
His death is a great shock to us all, and he will be dearly missed.
He set a fine example and we can only hope to honor his memory by following in his footsteps of selflessness.
Anchors Away to heavenly seas dear friend.