Ronald Joyce C.M
Ron Joyce is perhaps most well known for his work with Tim Horton stores. In 1965, Ron purchased the first Tim Horton store located in Hamilton. He opened the next two locations, and in 1967 he and Tim Horton became full partners in the business. Tim Horton died in an automobile accident in February of 1974. Two years later, Ron became the sole owner of the chain which then consisted of 40 stores. In memory of Tim, he created the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to work with children less fortunate. Today there are six camps in total. More than 9,000 children are guests of the Foundation at no charge, and their stay is supported primarily by the Tim Horton storeowners. Ron has been honoured by a number of organizations for his success in the foodservice industry and his dedication and commitment to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. He is the recipient of several honorary doctorates and a member of the Order of Canada.