IMr an Henry Carne Boulderson.
ONE of Cowes’s best known characters, Ian Henry Carne Boulderson, known in the town as 'Bo’, has died, aged 73.
Mr Boulderson was born on October 7, 1939, and was the youngest of three boys, including John, who died at one month old, and Geoffrey, who lives in South Africa.
His father, George Henry Carne Boulderson, was provincial commissioner for the Coast Province in Kenya and Bo spent his formative years growing up in the East African country.
Both Bo and Geoffrey served in the Kenya Regiment.
Mr Boulderson eventually returned to Britain and set up his own washing machine repair business in Ports-mouth, before he moved to Cowes.
He was a member of the Royal British Legion club and Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club. He was also a keen fisherman and sailor and crewed on a number of yachts.
Mr Boulderson worked at Rawlings Hotel for at least 20 years and lived alone with his beloved fish in his flat, in Cowes High Street.
He will be remembered as a well-educated gentleman. He was a private man but one with a story to tell about his time in Kenya and sailing, as customers at Rawlings found out on many occasions.
A service celebrating his life will be held at the IW Crematorium, Whippingham, on Wednesday, at 10.30am.