Felixstowe/ Colchester: Founder of Fabric8 dies aged 85

THE founder of the fabric shops business originally known as Dainty Homes has died at the age of 85.

Colin Bamberger died peacefully in hospital in Norwich a day after being taken ill during a visit to the Felixstowe branch of the business, which is now known as Fabric8.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at Seven Hills Crematorium, Ipswich, at 3.45pm.

The family have requested no flowers but that donations be made instead to the National Asthma Campaign.

A spokesman for Fabric8, which also has a shop in Colchester, said that, first as Dainty Homes and then as Fabric8 following its rebrand in 2009, the business had provided a total of more than 700 years of employment for people from the local community.

“Colin will be greatly missed by not only his family and friends but by local people who frequented his stores throughout the years,” he added.

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