The 30-year-old paid tribute to her father, Joe Trunfio, on social media, after he lost his long battle with cancer.
“I love you more than words can describe, you taught me everything I know, with your grace, honestly and loyalty. You touched every one in your path, so deeply, so vividly.
“A character so wild, so true. I am more heartbroken than I could have ever imagined possible, to know I cannot feel your warmth and call you for wisdom and love, or even just a laugh anymore.
“No words can describe the fact you're not here with me, but your legacy and strength will live on, always. I know you live in my heart and will guide me always through this life,I will see you in another. I love you dad.”
Nicole arrived in WA last month along with her one-year-old son Zion to spend time with her sick father.
Mr Trunfio was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.