Ron Joyce was born on October 19, 1930 and raised in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. He later served in the Royal Canadian Navy, and then served as a police officer until 1965 when he branched out to be an owner of a Dairy Queen franchise in Hamilton, Ontario. He later met hockey player, Tim Horton, and entered a franchise partnership with him in 1967. After Horton’s death in a car accident in 1974, Joyce was able to purchase Horton’s share and assumed control of the full Tim Horton franchise. In 2006, Joyce published his memoirs with Tim Hortons titled Always Fresh: The Untold Story of Tim Hortons by the Man Who Created a Canadian Empire. (Image: Toronto Star).