Who are we?
The creation of this video was the inspiration of Dominic
Maguire (Dom), a Glasgow funeral director who wanted to provide some form
of aftercare to the grieving families he served.
who has been involved in helping countless thousands of distressed families
felt that very little support or assistance was available to grieving
families after a funeral. The fact that the bereaved were often left
cope in emotional circumstances with which
they were totally unfamiliar was something he felt needed to be addressed. I
realised that it was important that people should get identification
from others who had
been in similar situations and had managed to come out the other side.
The very powerful message which is carried when one human
being shares with another their real life experience, their strength and
their hope for the future, cannot be emphasised enough and, by combining
this concept with the modern medium of video, Dom created something which
many families have found invaluable.
Although initially this video was made for the clients
of his company, organisations and professionals involved in bereavement
support prevailed upon Dom to make the video more widely available to
the general public.
I will be extremely happy if those who purchase
this video are brought comfort, support and guidance and the fact that
some organisations involved in caring for others will benefit financially
will make this all worth while.
Dom, who has been a funeral director since 1970, is
a past-president of the National Association of Funeral
Directors, and is the managing director of Anderson Maguire, one of the
largest family owned funeral companies in Scotland.