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Husband makes heartwarming tribute to late wife with seven kilometres of sunflowers
Don Jaquish’s wife Babbette passed away in November last year.

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AN AMERICAN MAN has paid a heart-warming tribute to his late wife by planting seven kilometres of sunflowers.

Farmer Don Jaquish has planted them along a road in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in memory of Babbette.

Before passing away, she had suffered from cancer for six years, during which time she set up the business Babbette’s Seeds of Hope which sells family grown wildlife products and also donates funds for cancer research and those requiring treatment.

sunflowers - 1 Babbatte's Seeds of Hope Don Jaquish with his late wife Babbette Babbatte's Seeds of Hope

Babbette died on 17 November 2014.  The sunflowers have been planted across 60-foot wide stretches of road along, with some of the planting being on neighbours’ farmlands.

KARE, a local news station in the area, quotes Don Jaquish as saying, “She’s always loved flowers, but sunflowers were her favourite.”

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