PDBY is mourning the passing of Percy, on 13 September. Some words from peers and colleagues at PDBY:
Percy was a friendly and warm soul, who was always happy to give a cheerful smile and kind words. Percy worked at the newspaper at the same time as me for years, and it felt like an office staple to pop into the common room and say hi to them. It doesn’t feel true that Percy is gone, but they will be missed and remembered. – Kayla
I had the honor and privilege of working with Percy in the Multimedia section at PDBY until early March this year. Not only did they walk into the office every day with a smile, but they had an incredible work ethic, as seen by working with the UP library whilst working with PDBY too. Percy was part of the PDBY family and we were blessed to have such a wonderful and kind soul working with us. I would like to thank them for the time I got to work with and got to know them. My condolences are with Percy’s family and friends at this moment in time. They will be missed dearly. R.I.P Percy, thank you for being part of our world and for being part of the PDBY family.
Percy, R.I.P. I remember back in 2018, when I first met Percy. It was on my first day at the office and they were one of the funniest and vibrant people I met on that day, and throughout my years at the publication. After two years of working hand in hand with Percy, it’s very sad to say that I have lost one of the most vibrant presenters and hands-on staff members I have had to work with. There’s a lot I can say and share about Percy, but if there’s one thing that will forever stay in our minds and hearts, it is the memories we shared; you will be missed. – Tshepang
Rest in peace, Percy.