Campbell Bosanquet

27 January 2020

by British Carriagedriving

Campbell Bosanquet passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, early on Sunday 26th January. He fought cancer with the same positive and cheerful outlook that he approached life.

Campbell had been involved with driving trials on numerous levels for many years but even more so after his retirement as an airline pilot. He could often be seen driving at club events.

He supported his daughter Elinor when she competed, organised four local indoor events annually, regularly acted as Safety Officer (despite famously breaking his ankle at Hopetoun while fetching a hammer), was the Chairman of the Scottish Carriage Driving Association and a member of the highly respected Hopetoun A Team.

When, at short notice, the National Championships relocated to Cirencester in 2014, Campbell travelled down from Aberdeen with his “green machine” and spent days grinding out tree stumps.

He received the British Carriagedriving Chairman’s Award as a member of the six man team that raised the championships event from a greenfield site in 10 days.

His numerous skills also included electrical work and plumbing and he was always ready to help anyone in difficulty.

Campbell's van contained the most amazing array of tools for any task and he enjoyed the challenge of finding a solution to every problem.

Campbell’s joie de vivre and youthful outlook belied his age and his cheerful presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Arrangements

A Celebration of the life of Campbell Bosanquet will take place on Monday 3rd February at the West Chapel, Aberdeen Crematorium, Skene Road, Hazlehead, Aberdeen. AB15 8PT. Family flowers only. Donations after the service to The Bob Champion Cancer Trust, please.

All are welcome following the service at Fourmile House, Old Skene Rd, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8QA.


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