An online fundraising campaign has been launched to set up a memorial fund in memory of Tim Jones, the longtime North Shore Rescue team leader who passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.
A FundRazr page titled “In memory of Tim Jones” says the fund will ensure Tim’s vision lives on.
“Please help us remember his incredible contribution to our community,” reads the page.
Within 10 hours of the launch, over $2,500 has already been raised. North Shore Rescue said on their Facebook page the site has also waived any fees.
One of the contributor messages says,
There are no words to properly say thank you for everything you have done for our community. Your example of living life with passion and selflessness will not be forgotten. Thank you Tim Jones.
Another online campaign is raising money for the Tim Jones Memorial Endowment Fund. The award will provide tuition support for students pursuing studies in Advanced Care Paramedicine or Search and Rescue.
Mountain Equipment Co-op will be matching donations received from its members. If you are an MEC member, you can donate at the North Vancouver and Vancouver stores. Donations made by the end of February will be matched by MEC, up to $10,000.
To donate, go here.
Jones is being remembered by his colleagues and the public for saving countless lives over his long career as a paramedic and search-and-rescue technician. He is also being credited for helping build one of North America’s most innovative and successful search-and-rescue teams.
Jones died suddenly on Sunday night while coming down from the rescue team’s cabin on Mount Seymour.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
A celebration of Tim Jones’ life is being planned for Saturday, January 25 at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.