Susan Reed

Published January 3, 2022

Susan Reed

21 January, 1958 – 31 December, 2021

REED, Susan – At the Ottawa Hospital General Campus on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the age of 63 years. Beloved wife of Mark Boisvenue. Loving mother of Brendan and Kieran. Dear sister of Bill (Irene Illich). Predeceased by her parents William Reed and Anita (née Lebel) Reed and by her sister Anne.

Susan lived all of life’s roles with exceptional aplomb. She was a caring daughter, a loving sister, a fierce protector of her children, and was the rock of her husband’s soul. Those who knew her knew of her keen intellect, her love of knowledge, and her passion for all the beauty to be found in life. She was a voracious reader, and a prolific writer. She had the soul of a poet and the heart of a lioness. Susan will be sorely missed.

Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, (613-932-8482). Online messages of condolence may be made at

In light of the surging pandemic, a celebration of Susan’s life will be postponed until safety issues permit. Susan would have wanted the safety of all her friends and family to be paramount.

In Memoriam Donations to a charity of choice appreciated.