Steven Squire: Donations pour into fund after tragic death of missing Fife man

Former soldier had ‘a smile that was so gentle’

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 5:33 pm

Thousands of pounds have poured into a fund set up in memory of a Glenrothes man who was found dead after going missing.

Devastated friends of Steven Squire have donated over £7,000 to an appeal to help support his family.

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Steven, an army veteran, was reported missing from his home on August 30. Police believe he travelled to Perth, where his body was later found.

Donations have poured in in memory of Steven Squire

The fundraiser was set up by Donna Smith from Kinglassie, with Pud MIller and Mandy Scullion, and it quickly soared past its target of £1000. It now stands at £7595.

Donna said: “I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the love, messages, donations and shares for this fundraiser for Stevens family. I’m truly overwhelmed with the generosity from everyone at this very sad time.”

Writing on the Crowdfunding page, she described Steven (33) as “hard working, caring and always had a smile that was so gentle.”

Steve, who served with the Royal Engineers, was described as “a larger than life guy with a big heart” and recalled as an outstanding friend, colleague, son, grandson, cousin, uncle, nephew and above all, a devoted father and husband.

Steven Squire

Donna said: “This was very much recognised in the days before the tragic news with the efforts from a lot of people to find him.

“He was hard working, caring, and always had a smile that was so gentle; he touched the lives of many and to lose him in such a way is an absolute shock and tragedy that will be with us all forever.

“Nothing can fill the gap left in everyone’s lives, but it will, we hope, allow as many people as possible to show their love and support for the family as they try to come to terms with this utterly tragic loss.”

Donna said she wanted the page to “bring light to the suicide epidemic” adding: “We hope that this page reaches someone who may be feeling like there is no hope. We would like to let you know that there is.

“Your life has so much value and purpose - we encourage you to speak to someone who can help you navigate your journey.”

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