Ralph Joseph John (J.J.) Sikes-Schell passed away peacefully at his residence with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer on December 5, 2001 at the age of 23 years. Beloved son and best friend of Kathleen and her husband, Jim Kavanaugh, Steve Schell and his wife, Heidi. Dear brother of Earl (Wil) and Elizabeth Schell. Stepbrother of Jaclyn Kavanaugh, Christina, Christian, and Melissa Charles. Beloved grandson of the late Robert (Bob) Sikes, Margaret Wilson (Trevor), Wilbert and Gearleain Schell and Jean Gibson. Loving nephew of Christina Morrison (Tony), Ralph and Brian Sykes, Judy Porter (Errett), Darla Malkki (Joe) and Linda Wierzbicki (Dave).
Ralph will be fondly remembered for his strong courage and determination by his little cousin and best buddy, Robbie Sykes and many other cousins, family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 120 Cunnigham Street, Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, Dec 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral service to be held a