A familiar voice for farmers across the prairies will be laid to rest tomorrow.

The funeral for Don Bousquet will be held at 2pm at St. Mary's Cathedral in Winnipeg.

Bousquet was known as the voice of "Farm Market News," heard twice-daily on radio stations across western Canada for the past 36 years. He also authored regular columns in farm publications and was a frequent speaker at farm events.


He passed away at St. Boniface Hospital on November 3rd after a battle with pancreatic cancer.


"His presence in western Canadian agriculture was quite powerful. I'm sure every farmer in western Canada has heard his reports on the radio, or in grain marketing meetings or in print commentary," says Mike Jubinville of ProFarmer Canada. "He was a long-term friend and mentor to me in this business. I had my start in the grain business with Don and his company. So this certainly is a loss both personally and professionally."


Bousquet got his start in broadcasting at CFAM/CHSM in Altona. He then decided to form Resource News International, which he stayed with until the end. Jubinville has formed a new company, Commodity News Service Canada, which will carry on the work that was done through RNI.


Don Bousquet was 62 years old. He is survived by one sister, two brothers and their families.