A long and emotional tribute to her partner has been shared on Facebook by the girlfriend of Jonnie Hartshorn, the young worker who died in a workplace accident at Curtin University on Tuesday.
Hartshorn, 23, died when a glass roof fell on a construction site on the Bentley campus, causing him to fall 20 metres from the five-storey structure.
Kylie Galende shared an image with the caption, “Forever wouldn’t have been long enough,” of her kissing Hartshorn.
The couple had spent six months together.
“6 months is like the most evil tease … Long enough to fall in love with you but not long enough to get into lover’s tiffs,” she wrote.
“Sitting here at 1 am in the morning, wondering if I don’t go to sleep then maybe I won’t have to wake up and realise that it’s not just some terrible horror movie.”
Galende said the moment their eyes met, “we both knew.”
“You are my other half. The missing piece of me,” she wrote.
“I will miss your karaoke singing in the car, I’ll miss your voices and the faces you pull, I’ll miss your good morning messages every single morning and random check-ins through the day to see if I’m ok.
“I’ll miss you jump-scaring me in the non-scary part of the scary movie we are watching, I’ll miss you looking after me better than I’ve ever been looked after.”
“The world has just turned very very dark and gloomy,” she wrote.
“A beautiful man was taken from everyone today and it shouldn’t have happened.
“Love you and miss you always boo.”