Peter Henwood was closely involved with Maison des Landes for many years. Peter began his working life at La Preference which in turn led him to poultry and egg production. Peter set up a successful business which he sold aged 42 years. It was then that Peter joined Elizabeth Ashton Edwards at Maison des Landes as a relief driver for one of the old Sunshine coaches. What began as a little part-time employment soon turned into a full time job and more importantly, commitment. Peter continued at Maison des Landes to become a faithful and life-long devoted and trusted friend of the many guests of the hotel. His day at the hotel began early and finished late doing the many jobs over and above that for which he was employed – often returning during the evening to take guests to an evening outing or just simply enjoying their company and building those strong friendships.
Peter died on 6th December after a long life well lived and of service to others. He had given over 40 years dedicated help to many of our guests at Maison des Landes, a vocation rather than a job. I will miss the cheery greeting and the warm smile of a true and proud Jerseyman.