Farewell to the ballplayers…
The mother of Mitch MacLean — a ballplayer from P.E.I. who was killed in an Alberta murder-suicide last week — read her poem called Last Time at the Plate during her son’s funeral that was attended by hundreds.
Cars were lined up along the road by Winsloe United Church, just north of Charlottetown, for the service. An overflow room was set up for those who could not get one of the 220 seats in the chapel. An estimated 600 attended.
A former girlfriend of MacLean’s, Melia Thompson, said after the service it was “exactly what Mitch would’ve wanted.”
MacLean was a promising young baseball player, and the sport played a prominent part in the service.
The poem read by his mother was one she had written herself. His casket left the church to the tune of Centerfield by John Fogerty.
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