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Daughter leads fond tributes to popular Lanarkshire greengrocer

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A long-standing Strathaven greengrocer who "would do anything for anyone" and was a well-kent face in the town has died. James McGuire passed away peacefully aged 76 at home last week with his family by his side after a battle with esophageal cancer.He leaves behind wife Margaret, daughter Catherine and son James.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Their other son, John, sadly passed away in June 2020 in an accident.James also has three grandchildren, Seamus, Olivia and Rebecca, who he adored spending days off with, and is survived by three sisters and three of four brothers.He was brought up in Burnbank in Hamilton with the McGuire family having run fruit and veg shops in the town and elsewhere in Lanarkshire for nearly 50 years.

As well as the shop in Strathaven, which he ran for 25 years with wife Margaret also working there, he had a shop in East Kilbride Village for a number of years.

Although James, from Hamilton, closed this several years ago to concentrate on the Strathaven business.Daughter, Catherine, who owns the Bully Inn in Hamilton, led tributes to popular James: She told Lanarkshire Live : "My dad absolutely loved working in the shop and the people of Strathaven.

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