From humble beginnings in rural Nova Scotia, Ron Joyce rose to become one of Canada's foundational entrepreneurs. After a stint in the Royal Canadian Navy, Ron became a police officer who walked a beat in Hamilton, Ontario. He would often drop into a local doughnut shop where he got to know its owner, NHL player, Tim Horton, and eventually the two became franchise partners. Ron took full control of the company after Mr. Horton's death in 1974 and he built it into the nation-wide billion dollar success story it has since become. Since his retirement, Ron remains busy with The Tim Hortons Children's Foundation, among other charitable activities.
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