Paul Preuss, Owner of Orangeville’s Tim Hortons dies at 76

April 21, 2016   ·   1 Comments

Honouring. Faithful. Supportive.  They are words to describe the man who built the Tim Hortons franchise in Orangeville. Paul Preuss passed away surrounded by his loving family at Headwaters Health Care Centre on Friday, April 8, at the age of 76.

Paul Preuss was a successful business man, but more importantly a husband and father.  Married to Charlotte Preuss, father of Krista Goudreault (Joe) and Cara Preuss.  Cherished grandfather of Olivia, Emily and Matthew. He also leaves his brother Michael (Beverly) and their family.

Mr. Preuss was the proud owner of five Tim Hortons restaurants in Orangeville.  His generosity over the years for local charities and organizations was astounding.

Longtime friend of 25 years, Bob Burnside remembers Mr. Preuss as a solid, generous man. As chairman of the Headwaters Health Care Foundation, he recalls Mr. Preuss giving him numerous donations for the Foundation’s and various other groups and campaigns.

The Orangeville Tim Hortons became famous for their annual Smile Cookie Campaigns. If you purchased a chocolate chunk cookie decorated with a big happy face, 100% of the proceeds went to the Headwaters Health Care campaign.

“He had a generous heart, he worked non-stop and he was a family man.

His love of family was very strong,” said Mr. Burnside.  “Always giving and caring for his family.  Most of us could probably take a lesson from him.”

“If the world had more Paul Preusses… then it would be a better place,” he added.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Headwaters Health Care Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.  A tree will be planted in memory of Paul in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville.  A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm.  Condolences may be offered to the family at

Written By Marrie-Leigh Ferguson

Readers Comments (1)

  1. Kevin Grady says:

    Charlotte you would not remember me but i was one
    Of your customers back in the early 80s? In Charlottetown pei at the Kent St store i was shocked
    when i read his obituary even more shocked it was the same year i lost my little Jean my sincere condolences Charlotte . Take Care


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