Sylvia ‘Syd’ McPerry

By From page A4 | January 11, 2013


Feb. 6, 1930 — Jan. 3, 2013

Sylvia “Syd” McPerry, 82, passed away quietly on Jan. 3, 2013.

Sylvia was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Ottawa, Canada, to Francis V. Heakes and Eulalie E. (Watson) Heakes. She attended the University of British Columbia until 1950, when she married Robert E. Lloyd and moved to California. Sylvia raised her family in southern California, where she worked as an escrow officer for more than 30 years. She was remarried to Mark McPerry in 1976. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, the arts, playing piano, crocheting, swimming and more. In more recent years she loved being able to lead water exercise classes at the YMCA in Suisun City, making many wonderful friends.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mark McPerry; sisters, Francis Aselstyne and Dorothy McQueen; and brother, David Heakes. She is survived by her daughters, Maggie Kuzma and Sandra Minnaar; son, Bob Lloyd; stepson, Mark McPerry; stepdaughter, MaryAnn McClintoch; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all for her loving, caring, and giving nature.

A celebration of her life will take place during a service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. Condolences may be sent to www.bryanbraker.com.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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