"The humanitarian thing is to try to do all we can for these people."
Miles Gilbert (Tim) Horton played twenty-four National Hockey League seasons, twenty of them playing defense and right wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He later played for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres.
Voted to the NHL’s First All-Star Team three times and the Second All-Star Team three times, in his final season he was the only active defense-man, other than Bobby Orr, to have scored over 100 goals. His name appears on Lord Stanley’s Cup three times.
At the time of his death in a car crash he was the second oldest player in the league. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977. Widely regarded as the strongest player ever to play professional hockey not named Orr or Gretzky, Bro. Horton started a small chain of donut shops in 1964. Today there are 1,700 in Canada and 111 in the US.
Bro. Horton was raised in Kroy Lodge No. 676, Thornhill, Ontario.