Remembering Fr Coote
Fr Tony Coote passed away on Wednesday, August 28th, following a battle with motor neurone disease. He was a much loved priest and in particular well remember for his time in UCD as a chaplain helping others. In this piece from 2007, we hear him talk about the work he did for parents who had lost a child by suicide.
Loosing a child to suicide is perhaps the hardest way of loosing a child. It brings up endless questions of why and leaves the person desperately trying to seek understanding. Fr Tony Coote is the chaplain in UCD and he does a lot of work with parents who have lost a child and are trying to resolve these questions. Miriam Gormally met Tony out in UCD and asked him to talk about effects the suicide of a child can have on a parent.