Tributes are paid to Cambuslang lawyer Stephen Semple who lost a long battle with cancer
Stephen Semple, a well-known and highly-respected Cambuslang solicitor, has died after a long battle with cancer.
He passed away peacefully at home last Thursday morning surrounded by his family.
Mr Semple (52) was educated locally at Trinity High School before going onto Glasgow University where he graduated in Law LLB (Hons)
Following his graduation in 1985 and after completing his diploma, he was taken on as a trainee solicitor with a local firm where he practiced for the next 23 years.
In 2008 Stephen set up his own law firm specialising in criminal law. His offices were in Carlton Place adjacent to Glasgow Sheriff Court where he regularly appeared on behalf of clients.
Stephen also regularly defended clients in the former Rutherglen District Court. He displayed a great presence in court.
His sharp courtroom performances, coupled with his deft handling of difficult cases, won him the respect of clients and all who worked within the court system.
He was a caring compassionate man who always understood the difficulties of others.
Stephen was a lover of sport, a keen cyclist and football fan. He enjoyed hillwalking and climbing. He was also an avid reader.
For all that Stephen achieved in his life, nothing made him prouder; nothing made him happier; nothing claimed a fuller focus of his love and devotion than his family.
With the support of his family and friends Stephen fought his illness with great courage and dignity right to the very end.
He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his mother Grace, his wife Katie, and their children Megan, Hannah and Seumus.
Stephen’s funeral will be held tomorrow (Thursday, June 11), at noon.
A service will be held at the Linn Crematorium then onto Rutherglen Cemetery at 1pm for the committal.
Brave Cambuslang solicitor Stephen Semple has died after a long battle with cancer, aged 52