British businessman, 78, dies on holiday in Canary Islands

British businessman, 78, dies on holiday in Canary Islands

A man from Lancashire died on holiday in the Canary Islands after collapsing in the street on his way to book a table at a restaurant for his wife's birthday.

The Lancashire Telegraph reports that Leslie Clegg, 78, suffered a heart attack in Fuerteventura and was taken to hospital by local police and paramedics, but died an hour later.

Mr Clegg was going to book a surprise table for his wife of 53 years' 74th birthday.

The businessman was honoured by the Queen for his services to the industry and charity in 2001 after retiring from working at footwear firm E Sutton and Son for 50 years.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, his daughter Sarah-Jane, 45, said his death on 2 March was a 'bolt from the blue.'

She said: 'As a father, he was all you could wish for, and was so supportive, even if he didn't agree with what we were doing.

'He always tried to surprise mum. He had just bought her some flowers for her birthday and was sneaking back into town to book their favourite restaurant.'

Mr Clegg's body was flown back to the UK on Saturday.

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