Stockbridge Remembering Sauve Brothers

By: Beth Shayne Email
By: Beth Shayne Email

For 45 minutes, friends of Devin and Kade Sauve stood along M-52 where the brothers were killed in a car crash Monday morning.

It was a moment when silence was loud, when grief was palpable.

Broken glass was still fresh on the road where the size of this impromptu roadside vigil was a testament to the boys they remember.

"Nobody had a bad thing to say about him," teammate Justin Parks said of Devin.

"He was just a good guy," Chad Snyder said of Kade.

Friends describe Devin and Kade Sauve in much the same ways--boys who were genuinely well-liked, funny, and talented athletes to boot.

Flowers, pictures, messages, and two wooden crosses will mark the spot where they were taken before their time. Memories will fill the void as the small community where they were raised leans on each other.

The roadside vigil at dusk on Monday was just the beginning of mourning. A prayer service at the First Baptist Church was so crowded people stood in the lobby.

It was a service Stockbridge's students asked for as an opportunity to mourn together, the pastor, Brian Johnson said. "God is here," he said during the service, "God is with you."

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  • by Tessa on May 24, 2010 at 08:53 AM
    Well I did not get to see the car. But now Its been for ever sence I have seen yew.♥♥♥
  • by Ashley Location: Stockbridge on May 11, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    Devin and Kade I miss you guys soo much, Your were my best friend devin thanks for everything!!
  • by miranda Location: michigan on Mar 18, 2008 at 01:14 PM
    tons of my friends knew them i didn't. one of my friends was going to ask kade soemthing. she never got the chance. the seem like they were great guys. and tommarrow even i will be sad.
  • by Lauren Location: Stockbridge MI on Mar 10, 2008 at 07:38 AM
    It's been almost a year and I still can't believe they are gone. I still wait to see Devin walk down the halls or to see Kade hanging out at Soccer practice. It makes me so mad to know that will neve happen again. But I will see them when it is time. I love you! See you around.
  • by robbin kies Location: stockbridge michigan on Mar 1, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    kade waas in my class he was so awesome to be around no-one could ever replace them devin was so kewl to hang out with he was like a big brother to every one they will never be forgotten in stockbridge i love you guys♥robbin kies♥
  • by Marie Rodgers Location: Stockbridge on Dec 18, 2007 at 01:39 PM
    Kade and Devin were two great boys who nobody had anything bad to say about them! we will never forget Devins smile or Kades, we will always miss and love you Kade and Devin, you will always be with us! Never Forgotin. ~~R.I.P~~ -Marie Rodgers!! :-(
  • by seth Location: stockbridge on Jun 4, 2007 at 10:40 AM
    me and devin where friends since we were six years old and its hard to beleve that he is gone i can still remember all of the funny things we did when we were little he used live right next to me and we were constantly hangin out i know with out a doubt that he was and will always be the best friend i ever had but know kade was also on of my good friends even though there was a little age difference but that never stoped him from hangin with us big guys. if i had a chance to ask him one question i would keep it simple and say somthin like whats up because i know hes waitin and ill see him later. love you guys Seth
  • by Shelby Location: Stockbridge on Jun 4, 2007 at 10:16 AM
    Kade and Devin Sauve were great boy!!!! they will be missed for ever and we will always love ya!!!! they will be remembered for ever!!! love ya, ~**Shelby**~
  • by kristen Location: antigo, wisconsin on Apr 9, 2007 at 12:31 PM
    Devin and Kade will never be forgotten; it wasn't thier time. They didn't deserve it.
  • by tyler Location: stockbridge on Apr 7, 2007 at 03:51 PM
    kade and devin were good boys. but now we know they are in a better place. R.I.P
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