Fenland businessman Darrel Else dies at his home

12:35 17 March 2011

Darrel Else

Darrel Else

Archant

BUSINESSMAN Darrel Else, the driving force behind the well-known Fenland furniture company, has died aged 68.

The business at Leverington Common was first established in 1965 by Darrel’s father and has gone from strength to strength as Darrel Else Furnishers Ltd.

Mr Else died at his home on Friday and a funeral service will be held next Wednesday at Parson Drove Parish Church.

He was married to Anne and the couple had three children, Daryl, Darran and Dale.

Once asked about the success of the business, Mr Else said: “We are really out in the sticks but we look after people when they’re here and make them feel their visit has been worth their while.”

He said the person he admired most was his father. Mr Else said: “He was very bold in business and could make a profit out of anything.”

Asked what he would most like to be remembered for, he said: “Being straight and being fair.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:48
Doddington Community Hospital

Out-patient clinics at Doddington Hospital and Ely’s Princess of Wales Hospital are at risk unless a new provider can be found.

Yesterday, 17:38
Stephen Ray

A health care assistant who abused his position of trust to begin a relationship with one of his patients has been jailed.

Yesterday, 17:37
Alexsandrs Kukuskins

A man has been jailed 30 months after leaving an elderly woman with a broken arm and leg injuries whilst trying to steal a bottle of alcohol from a supermarket in King’s Lynn.

Yesterday, 17:29
Ebony Bliss

After hundreds of votes, the judges have chosen the Queensgate Shopping Centre style icon 2016 - and the winner is Ebony Bliss from Wisbech.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up