Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Tim Jones loved Mount Seymour. He walked his dog there. He rescued people there. He died on Mount Seymour. He was 57 years old.
Thousands of people came to Tim Jones’ funeral. Police, firefighters, mountain rescuers, hikers, climbers and skiers came. People lined the street to watch the procession.
Tim Jones worked with North Shore Rescue. He worked there for more than 30 years. Jones helped with more than 1,400 rescues.
Jones received awards for his work
Jones was honoured as a hero for his rescue work.
In 2011, he received the Order of BC. In 2012, Capilano University gave him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Now people want to name a mountain peak after him. The peak will be named Tim Jones Peak. Jones led many rescue missions near this peak on Mount Seymour.
One person wrote, “so many lives were saved because Tim Jones lived.”