James Leroy "Jim" Todd, a loving, thoughtful, and funny man, passed away peacefully at his home in Port Huron, Michigan, on November 12, 2023. Born on April 3, 1956, in Port Huron, he was the son of the late James Melvin Todd and Joan (Freiburger) Archibald.
Jim held a long-standing career of 24 years working for the Crisis Center from 1975 to 1999. Afterwards, he would go on to work at the local bakery in Port Huron for many years.
Jim was a man who loved life and cherished every moment. Despite being homebound in his later years, he found joy in connecting with friends, both old and new, through Facebook. His infectious humor and thoughtful nature made him a beloved figure in his community and among his family. He was a beacon of positivity, always ready to share a laugh or lend a listening ear.
He is survived by his siblings, John Todd of Port Huron, Joni (Larry) Lautner of Croswell, Julie (Michael) Culter of Kimball, Jackie Hendrickson of Harrison Township, Joel Archibald of Kimball, and Jodi (Gary) Moss of Fort Gratiot. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, as well as numerous loving cousins, aunts, uncles, his brother-in-law "Landlord", Stanley Lessard Jr., special neighbors, and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Todd; his mother and step-father Joan and Robert Archibald.
In accordance with Jim's wishes, he will be cremated, and his ashes will be laid to rest in Glennie, near the former family cabin. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Labor Temple on West Water in Port Huron Township from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. His family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has reached out during this difficult time. Special thanks are extended to dear friends, Kim and Scott Siple and John Hill for their unwavering support, Carrie for her shopping assistance, and Jeff, his neighbor, for his help. The family also wishes to thank Saint Michael for his endless trips to pick up things.
Jim's life was a testament to the words of Helen Keller, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." He lived his life with an open heart, always ready to share his love and laughter with those around him. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
May his soul rest in peace, and may his memory continue to bring joy and comfort to all who knew and loved him.
Arrangements were entrusted to Grace Memorial Life Celebration Center in Kimball Township.