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Tim Horton’s funeral

The Story

Several days after his tragic death in a car crash, Tim Horton's high-profile funeral is held on a sunny February day in Toronto. "The crowd that filed out into the harsh winter sun read like a 'who's who' of professional hockey," says the reporter in this 1974 CBC News clip. Horton's pallbearers are hockey greats Allan Stanley, Bob Baun, Dave Keon, George Armstrong, Dick Duff and Billy Harris. And by pure chance, there were no NHL games scheduled on the day of his funeral.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: Feb. 25, 1974
Duration: 1:12

Did You know?

• The incident that killed Tim Horton occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, 1974. After a hockey game in Toronto on the night of the 20th, followed by a late-night meeting with his business partner Ron Joyce, Horton was on his way back to Buffalo (he was playing for the Buffalo Sabres at the time). His sports car hit a cement culvert near St. Catharines, Ont.

• At the time of his death, there were 40 Tim Hortons doughnut shops in existence.




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