North Shore Rescue Leader Tim Jones Passes Away

Loss of a Community Leader

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January 20th, 2014

It is with our sincere condolences that we pass on some very sad news from North Shore Rescue. NSR’s Team Leader, Tim Jones, passed away on the trail on Mt. Seymour the evening of January 19th, 2014. Jones, who was the public face of NSR, was 57 years old.

Jones was truly passionate about his role as he worked hard to improve the Search and Rescue world in addition to leading on-the-ground operations at NSR. Jones recently featured in a CBC documentary, To The Rescue, where he highlighted the inadequacy of funding for SAR operations in Canada.


NSR is preparing an official statement; we will update this article when that information comes through. A service in celebration of Tim Jones’ life is being planned for Saturday, January 25th at Centennial Theatre.

Keep up to date on North Shore Rescue’s Facebook page.

Please join us in expressing our condolences in the loss of a community leader…

  • Paul Snyder

    My condolences to Tim’s family and friends.

  • cam

    Tim has been acknowledged as one of the most experienced and competent search and rescue volunteers in the country. When talking to the media he gave off an air of steely confidence that made you think nothing could upset him or distract him from his duties.

    Adventuring on the North Shore isn’t as safe as it was yesterday. Very sad.

  • Brother Lu

    Condolences.Rest in peace.

  • hampstead_bandit

    very sad news 🙁

    thankfully, never had to use NSR during my trips to Vancouver’s North Shore mountains

    but, very sad to see such a determined and committed team leader pass on

    can only offer my sincere respect, and condolence to his next of kin.

  • jrcd

    I worked on mt. seymour ski patrol for 6 years and saw Tim in action countless times. He was a consummate professional and an inspiration to all of us in the industry. My heart goes out to his family and north shore rescue.

  • pete

    A parade just rolled along 15th on its way to the memorial at Centennial Theater. There were at least 400 SAR, Coast Guard, Police, RCMP, Fire, Paramedics, Patrollers, and other first responders and safety and rescue workers. And a pipe band. I’m sure it’ll be a fitting memorial service. It will sure be a full house.