On Monday, June 18, 2018 at Baycrest Apotex Centre, Toronto, in his 93rd year.
Beloved husband of the late Estelle (Yomstock) Schacter (2016). Loving father and father-in-law of Marla Schacter and Kevin Hanson of Toronto, and Gordon Schacter and Carol Weekes Schacter of London, Ontario. Devoted Zaida of Sophie and Hailey Hanson. Predeceased by parents Ben and Molly Shachter and brother Frank Schacter.
Percy was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended the University of Manitoba on a scholarship and soon after ventured further west to work as a geophysicist on oil and gas drilling sites in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Alaska. In the late 1950s Percy eventually found his way back to Winnipeg where he reconnected and fell in love with his wife Estelle and married in 1961. Percy and Estelle moved and settled in Calgary where they raised their 2 children. Percy worked for years as a geophysicist at Western Geophysical, then Canadian Superior Oil, and finally at Mobil Oil before his retirement. After 40 years in Calgary, Percy and Estelle moved to Toronto to be closer to their family.
In his retirement Percy excelled as a competitive bridge player eventually earning his Silver Life Master title. He spent countless hours at his computer putting together an extended family tree finding and connecting with relatives long lost. He will fondly be remembered by his children for his ability to solve any calculus problem that their teachers gave them.
A private graveside service was held at Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 20th. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation, http://www.baycrest.org/give/, 416-785-2875 or the First Narayever Congregation https://www.narayever.ca/payment.php.