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Available Expert - Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce dies at 88

Friday, February 1, 2019

Queen's University business and marketing expert Ken Wong is available to comment on the passing of Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce. Joyce was named the first franchisee by Tim Horton, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs at that time. Joyce borrowed $10,000 and built his empire from there.

“He was a man capable of enormous acts of charity but also a man of a sometimes troubled personal life," says Professor Wong. "He was dedicated and loyal to his roots, whether Nova Scotia (Fox Harbour), children causes(Timmies hockey and camps) or McMaster and Hamilton area (many donations, including a football stadium). One thing is undeniable: he was a great Canadian success story and built his legacy the Canadian way - hard work and a commitment to his customers."

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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