Their daughter's killer has finally been sentenced.
Now, in their only interview, John and Denise Siermans reveal their thoughts on Jason Dinsley, the system that let him kill and the legacy of their only daughter.
Watch the videos below and pick up Saturday's edition of The Courier for the full interview following one of Ballarat's most shocking crimes.
April 6, 2013
The Siermans' bravely recount the horrible day their daughter Sharon was murdered and speak of their disgust for the parole system that released her killer into the community.
The five-year-old will grow-up without his mum and regularly points to her at night time - "the brightest star in the sky". John and Denise Siermans say Aron is the one who gives them the strength to cope with their daughter's loss.
Jason Dinsley and online dating
They've stared him down in court, now John and Denise Siermans reveal exactly what their daughter thought of Jason Dinsley after they first met through a dating website.
An amazing mother, a wonderful daughter and a brilliant friend to many - Sharon Siermans' will be remembered fondly by the entire community. Her parents pay tribute here.
See Saturday's edition of The Courier for our full coverage of the Dinsley court sentencing, John and Denise Siermans' emotional tribute to their daughter and the inside story on one of Ballarat's worst crimes.