“She was the best”: Family pays tribute to grandmother killed in St Marys tragedy

Floral tributes outside the property on Monfarville Street. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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Floral tributes from members of the community sit outside the home in St Marys where a grandmother was killed in a freak incident last Saturday, as the woman’s family comes to terms with the tragedy.

62-year-old Robyn Figg was inside the Monfarville Street home at 5.20am on October 8 when a car crashed through the property, and into the backyard.

Ms Figg was treated by Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics, but died at the scene.

Ms Figg’s children Daisy and Josh Oxley, who live in Tasmania, could not comprehend what had happened when they were contacted by her partner.

“Mum and her partner Jaimie were looking after Jaimie’s Dad who has some health issues and then in the granny flat in the back was Jaimie’s Mum, but in the morning Jaimie was out walking the dog,” Mr Oxley told the Weekender.

“Jaimie said a car had gone through the house and he was worried she had died but they wouldn’t let him in the house and then he called us back at 6.15 to tell us the bad news.”

Robyn Figg with her granddaughter.

While separated by distance, Ms Oxley said they were always connecting with their mother who was their “everything”.

“She was the best. She had a huge heart and if anyone was in need, she was there for them,” Ms Oxley said.

“We would both send her a message every morning and FaceTime. Josh’s daughter Grace was her only grandchild, and she was her ray of sunshine. She meant everything to Mum.”

A 29-year-old woman, who was allegedly behind the wheel of the car, ran from the scene with her baby, and were later found by police.

The woman was arrested and taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as well as a mental health assessment. She was not injured in the incident.

The scene of the accident on Saturday morning.

Her baby also escaped unscathed and could be seen in the arms of police officers at the scene as dawn broke on Saturday.

A man believed to be the woman’s partner arrived at the scene of the crash soon after and was seen comforting her.

The car the woman was driving is believed to have become airborne as it entered the property, and police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Ms Figg’s family expressed some anger at the lack of explanation from the police regarding the woman allegedly involved and the sequence of events that lead to their mother’s tragic death.

Mr Oxley said they want their Mum remembered for the loving person she was.

“What brought her happiness in life was if she could make someone happy or put a smile on their face,” he said.

“She always spoke her mind, but she was respected by her siblings, family and friends because she would always tell them the truth.”

Floral tributes at the home. Photo: Melinda Jane.
Emily Feszczuk

A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers Local, State and Federal politics for the Weekender, as well as crime and general news.

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