Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Trib­utes have been paid to a stal­wart of Scot­tish ju­nior football who died last week at the age of 92.

Gibby Fyfe spent 26 years as chair­man of Cam­bus­lang Rangers dur­ing a golden pe­riod in the Somervell Park side’s his­tory.

As well as rep­re­sent­ing the club on the West Re­gion com­mit­tee at Ham­p­den, he was also pres­i­dent of the Cen­tral Re­gion for a spell.

He passed away dur­ing the night be­tween March 22 and 23.

Cur­rent Cam­bus­lang chair­man, Wil­liam Miller, said this week the club had “lost a great man.”

He added: “Like many oth­ers, I was shocked by the news of Gibby’s pass­ing.

“Gibby was in­volved with the club all his life. He was chair­man from 1973 un­til 1999, a to­tal of 26 years- great de­vo­tion to the club he loved so much.

“Gibby also rep­re­sented Cam­bus­lang Rangers on the West Re­gion com­mit­tee at Ham­p­den and was a stal­wart of Scot­tish Ju­nior Football, highly re­garded by ‘ju­niors’.

“As cur­rent chair­man I of­ten re­ceived good ad­vice from Gibby over the years which I much ap­pre­ci­ated.

“Al­though lat­terly, Gibby was un­able to at­tend games, he was al­ways in­ter­ested in the re­sults.

“On be­half of the club, I send our sin­cere con­do­lences to Jean, Gibby’s wife and to John, his son. The thoughts of ev­ery­one at the club are with them at this sad time.”

High­lights of Gibby’s time as chair­man in­clude reach­ing the fi­nal of the Scot­tish Cup for a record third suc­ces­sive time in sea­son 1972/73, go­ing down even­tu­ally to Irvine Meadow af­ter two drawn games.

There was some con­so­la­tion in win­ning the League Cham­pi­onship ‘A’ Divi­sion, the Evening Times Tro­phy and the West

One team man Gibby Fyfe, back row far right, is pic­tured with the great Cam­bus­lang Rangers side from the 1970s

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