Arthur-CAMPBELL-Obituary

Arthur CAMPBELL

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

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Campbell Arthur John (Craiglockhart)After a brave struggle with Motor Neurone Disease, Arthur passed away peacefully, at home, with his family. Much loved husband to Lesley, dad to Lisa, brother to Lyn and friend to many. A lovely, talented man and a true gentleman. A private funeral service will...

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I have so many fond memories of Arthur, having taught him at Firrhill. One early memory is of him as a very classy left-back in my Senior football team - swinging a fifty-yard diagonal pass to Brian Ritchie, who was racing down the right wing. When I introduced him to badminton, he took to it very quickly, going on to play in a strong Edinburgh Schools team. He was a lifelong stalwart of Edinburgh Nomads Badminton Club, having joined as a teenager, and was still displaying all his skills...

I always hoped when I moved back to Scotland Arthur and I would meet up again. Even more so when our primary school class met up two years ago to mark 50 years of us all leaving primary school.
You were my playmate when we were young. We went to school together and you were my partner for the leavers dance (Quali dance) when we left Primary School.
I have never forgotten you as you were a lovely and kind friend. It sounds like you never changed.
Sadly, we never did meet up...

I was sorry to hear of Arthur's death. I've heard from one or two people that he was a very fine badminton player and played for many years and that his daughter also played the sport well at Firrhill too. After we all left Hunters Tryst I think I only met him on the one occasion at Duddingston in the early 1970s his family may have moved there. Arthur clearly loved his sport on the Facebook Oxgangs - A Pastime From Time Past page he appears in several football team photographs playing in...

Goodbye and sleep well old friend. Thank you for all the memories but above all thank you for your friendship and kindness over the years. Rest in peace xx