Fenland businessman Darrel Else dies at his home

12:35 17 March 2011

Darrel Else

Darrel Else


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.”


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