A FAMILY are devastated after a vicar from Harlington who conducted the service for his daughter's marriage died just days after the wedding.
The Reverend Robert Scott, 65, who served at Harlington Baptist Church in Harlington for 26 years died on September 11 after a heart attack.
Two weeks ago The Gazette reported how he conducted the ceremony for his 27-year-old daughter Hannah's marriage at the church on September 30.
Hannah and her husband Dominic Jenkins returned early from their honeymoon to Cuba due to the hurricanes arriving on the same day Reverend Scott passed away.
He also leaves behind wife Linda, daughter Lizzie, his two sons David and Pete.
His whole family are in shock having had no idea of his heart condition.
During his later years Reverend Scott also fought against plans for the third runway at Heathrow often allowing his church to be used to hold protest meetings which MP John McDonnell attended.
Mrs Scott who has been married to him for 37 years said: "We are just pleased the last time we were together was the wedding because it was such a wonderful day and he was so happy to see his daughter getting married.
"We have had so many phone calls and cards, everybody is so shocked and they say he touched so many lives, many of them are people I don't even know, so it's quite humbling to know how many he reached out to."
She explained the couple first met at a youth club Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead and they married soon after in 1971. The same year Reverend Scott also went to Bristol Baptist College to study a four year course to become a vicar.
He then practised for seven years in Leicester and decided to move to Harlington because he felt it was what God wanted him to do.
She added: "His aim was to see people's lives change and we believe through Jesus's he lead them to Christ."
The funeral will be held at the church on September 23 at 11am and a celebration will follow at 12.30pm.