William Perkins Bull, From Brock to Currie
Percival Edward Lackie, known as Percy, was born on December 2, 1895 in Cooksville, the son of Robert W. Lackie and his wife, Lucy Barr. Robert Lackie operated a dairy, R. W. Lackie & Sons, in Port Credit. According to Verna Mae Weeks, in her book, Port Credit: A Glimpse of Other Days, the dairy was located near the Centre Road crossing.
The Lackie family: Percy on the wagon and Robert holding the horse
Mississauga Library System, Historic Images Gallery
Percy was drafted on January 5, 1918 in Toronto under the Military Service Act of 1917. He gave his mother as his next of kin and his address as Box 325, Port Credit. He was described as of dark complexion, with blue eyes and black hair. His occupation was listed as merchant and he stated that he had no previous military or militia experience. His regimental number was 3230312 and he was assigned to the 1st Central Ontario Regiment.
Percy was married on June 7, 1922 to Myrtle Matilda Thomas, the daughter of Charles W. Thomas and Sarah Carmichael of Markham, Ontario. He gave his occupation as dairyman so he had returned to the family business in Port Credit after the war. In the 1935 Voters’ Lists he and his wife are listed as living on Joseph Street (now Stavebank Road) in Port Credit.
Percy died in December 1945 and was buried on December 19 in Springcreek Cemetery. Myrtle outlived him until January of 1972 and was buried in the same plot on January 13 of that year.