Statement on Passing of Tim Jones

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour the life and legacy of Tim Jones, team leader of North Shore Rescue, who passed away suddenly on January 19th.

Mr. Jones was a true leader in his community. For over 25 years, he volunteered his time with North Shore Rescue, where he participated in countless rescue operations. His tireless commitment served as an example to search and rescue teams across British Columbia.

Saturday’s memorial service was a testament to the impact he had in his community and on those around him. Tim Jones will be truly missed.

While Mr. Jones’ passing leaves a big hole for the search and rescue community, the leadership and integrity he demonstrated on a daily basis will endure, and inspire others to continue carrying out his life’s work.

The world is indeed a better place because of Tim Jones.

On behalf of the New Democratic Party, we offer our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and the entire search and rescue community.