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November 8, 1931 – Sunday, January 3, 2016

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel; St. Michael, MN
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
6:30 P.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel; St. Michael, MN
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

James “Jim” Edwin Toronto, age 84, of Albertville, formerly Dent, Minnesota, passed away in his home on January 3, 2016. He was born November 8, 1931 in Shakopee, Minnesota, the son of Dean and Mary (O’Brien) Toronto.

James was a proud Navy Korean War Veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post 148 in Dent, Minnesota. He was also a member of the Laborers Union 563, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dent, Minnesota, and past Lions member. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, cheering for the Minnesota Vikings, and playing baseball.

Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Gene and Marc; and grandson, Stefan Sandvik.

He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 47 years, Ina Toronto; daughter, Christine Naylor; granddaughters, Joleen (Steve) Odeen and Jenna Brown; great-grandchildren, Caden, Aliyah, Steven Jr.; sister, Patty Schroers; sister-in-law, Shirley Toronto; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5 to 8 PM with a prayer service and time of sharing at 6:30 PM at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home, 300 Main St. N, St. Michael. 763-497-5362.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Therese Toronto

    It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Uncle Jimmy. Ina, Chris and the had one heck of a man on your side. I am sorry for your loss. Some of my favorite times was listening to all the old stories of the Toronto boys. They seemed so rough and tough back then, but they were all really just pussycats at heart. I will miss you, but your legend will live on forever!!!
    Say hi to the rest of “the lads” for us.
    Love you..from your favorite niece.. Toodie

  2. Betty Locken

    My prayers are with all of you. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one as Harold died this past Feb. My heart still aches for him. I will always remember Jim and his dill pickles, the peaches he always claimed came from Alberta, Canada. What a great guy. Betty Locken

  3. Dorvin & Lori Wendt

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We got to know Jim through the American Legion in Dent. We both feel Jim was one of the most kind and caring men we have met. He made us smile and was a joy to visit with. We will surely miss him. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Ina and her family.

  4. Louis and Mary Stoll

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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