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Tim Horton

  • Original Name Miles Gilbert
  • Birth 12 Jan 1930 Cochrane, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 21 Feb 1974 Saint-Catharines, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Plot Section 14, Plot 133
  • Memorial ID 10450

Professional Hockey Player. A native of Cochrane, Ontario, Horton played for teams in the NHL, AHL, OHA-Jr, and the NOJHA hockey leagues. At 5'10", and 180lbs, he played for the Copper Cliff Jr. Redmen from 1946 to 1947, St. Michael's Majors from 1947 to 1949, Toronto Maple Leafs from 1949-1950, 1951-1970, Pittsburgh Hornets from 1949 to 1952, New York Rangers from 1969 to 1971, Pittsburgh Penguins from 1971 to 1972, and the Buffalo Sabres from 1972 to 1974. Horton was also First All-Star Team defense in 1964, 1968, and 1969, and Second All-Star Team Defense in 1954, 1963, and 1967. Also during his hockey career Horton went into business and opened up a string of hamburger restaurants with his friend, Jim Charade. After the restaurants didnt make enough money he decided to open up a coffee and donut shop. In 1964 he opened up his first one in Hamilton, Ontario, and simply named it after himself. His wife Lori and friend Ron Joyce also came in on the deal and soon Tim Horton coffee shops were all over Canada. Sadly though Tim Horton was killed in a car accident on February 21, 1974, at the age of 44, near St. Catharines, Ontario, while returning home from Buffalo, New York. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Player in 1977. His wife Lori passed away in 2000. Before her death though, Lori sued Ron Joyce for her shares of the fortune that she had previously sold him, but lost the lawsuit in 1993, and was declined for appeal in 1995. Today the Tim Horton franchise is worth millions of dollars.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tim Horton (12 Jan 1930–21 Feb 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10450, citing York Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .