Allison Baden-Clay’s parents have released a touching statement in honour of their daughter, 10 years after her murder at the hands of her husband, Gerard Baden-Clay.
The statement, published by the Courier Mail, detailed the family’s love for their late daughter and their faith that Allison’s “legacy” would live on forever.
“We remember the wonderful person that she was and for the joy she brought to us all in her everyday life,” they wrote.
“Allison touched the lives of many. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, niece and friend. Everyone loved her because of her kind nature, her character and her generosity toward others.”
“She was beautiful both inside and out and was never without a smile and softly spoken words of kindness and encouragement. Allison achieved so much in her life and on this the 10th anniversary of her passing, we celebrate her life, her love for others, her strength and her determination,” the statement read.
“We thank the broader community, neighbours and friends and of course, our “village” who continue to support us, and in particular Allison‘s three daughters who have shown such strength and resilience.”
Allison’s family revealed they had spent the years since her death raising Allison’s three daughters so she could watch over them “with pride” as they grew “into beautiful, independent and confident young women”.
“Over the last 10 years, we have devoted ourselves to raising Allison’s girls, enjoying having them in our care and making memories with them,” the statement said.
The family ended the statement with a touching acknowledgment of Allison’s legacy and her everlasting memory.
“As we look to the future, it is our hope that Allison’s legacy will continue to make a positive difference in the community,” the family said.
“Our loving daughter, Allison, remains in our hearts forever.”
On April 19, 2012, Allison Baden Clay was murdered by her husband, Gerard Baden Clay, a crime he has denied to this day.
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Recent reports indicate that Gerard Baden Clay could be released from prison in just five years, with a potential release as early as 2027.