Stephanie Scott’s father, Robert, has passed away

In sad news this afternoon, Robert Scott, the father of slain school teacher Stephanie Scott, has died in an accident
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In sad news this afternoon, Robert Scott, the father of slain school teacher Stephanie Scott, has died in an accident on a farm.

Mr Scott was believed to be clearing trees on the property when something went terribly wrong and he was struck by a falling tree. Police were called to the farm Namami Road, near Canowindra in rural NSW, where Mr Scott’s body was found this morning.

It is the second tragedy to hit the family in the past year, after their beloved daughter Stephanie was raped and murdered by a man who worked at the school she taught at.

Vincent Stanford was found guilty of her murder and assault and was sentenced to life in prison only three weeks ago.

It was a small moment of victory for Mr Scott and his wife Merrilyn, who have been through so much since their daughter was taken from them.

Now, Ms Scott is left to deal with this heartbreaking accident with her remaining daughters and sons as they try to come to terms with what has happened.

It’s difficult to understand how so much tragedy can fall upon one family in such a short timespan, too. People around the country are no doubt sending their condolences and message of support to Merrilyn and her daughter.

We ask you to share your own messages of support here if you wish.

Do you have a message for the Scott family?

  1. LYN duggan  

    i cant begin to understand all the heartache, you have all had, its a callous bloody world sometimes and you do begin to wonder why, all i can say is im truely sorry and no amount of words will ever be enough to ease the pain you must be feeling, deepest sympathy to you all all your family Lyn

  2. Nozycat  

    Lighting a candle and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Janet Aley  

    It is too much for one family to bear. I hope that the thoughts and prayers of the people around you will give you comfort. All of Australia will feel the pain you feel right now.

  4. Colin Fuller  

    Condolences to you both, we are praying for you both.

  5. Lynn Barron  

    Heartfelt sympathy to Merrilyn her daughter and the extended family,so very sad for you all, may you receive all the love and encouragement you need to help you through this, I also will light some incence for you & include you in my prayers.💕

  6. Lindy O'Dowd  

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both in your hour of need.

  7. Joan Edmonds  

    Thinking of you both at this very sad time. Condonlences to all your family and friends. Rest in Peace Robert Scott, now with his beautiful Stephanie in heaven, together forever. 💔💔💔💔

  8. Denise Jones  

    My sincere condolences to you both. I can’t begin to understand what you are going through.

  9. Lynda Lea  

    Absolutely heartbreaking news. Heard the announcer on 2GB letting us know this awful news this afternoon and he was almost in tears for you and your family. I can’t believe your hearts are broken again. God Bless.

  10. Maryanne Kable  

    I’m sorry for all the tragedy that has happened to your family. God needed more angels in Heaven. I hope you can find some happiness soon. May they both rest in peace together.

  11. Maryanne Kable  

    I’m sorry for all the tragedy that has happened to your family. God needed more angels in Heaven. I hope you can find some happiness soon. May they both rest in peace together.

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