Online Grieving

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

Within hours of the Monday morning crash that killed the Sauve brothers, friends were online posting messages and memories. Devin, 16 and Kade, 12, were on their way to school.

Two days later, the online grieving continues both on our website at WILX.com and on the popular social networking website MySpace.

Gary Stollak, MSU Professor of Psychology, suggests face to face communication instead of online communication. "In an ideal world, we grieve with others," he says.

Friends continue to post comments on Devin's MySpace page. MySpace does not delete inactive users unless a family member requests it.

Meantime, funeral arrangements have been made. All services will be held at Stockbridge High School. The viewing will be Friday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and the funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m.

A special church service will be held Sunday at the First Baptist Church. Donations will be collected to help with funeral expenses. Donations can also be made to the Stockbridge Lions Club.


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