The Tim Jones Memorial Endowment Fund was created in honour of Tim Jones, who passed away suddenly while hiking in the North Shore mountains on January 19, 2014. Tim provided 32 years of service with the BC Ambulance Service, the past 15 years as Paramedic Chief at the North Vancouver Ambulance Station. He was also involved in more than 1,400 rescues through his 25 years of volunteer service with North Shore Rescue. He demonstrated a true commitment to life-long learning in paramedicine and rescue, having taken more than 60 courses at JIBC over the last 30 years. Tim and North Shore Rescue were honored at The JIBC Foundation Gala in November 2013 with the Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award for outstanding contribution in the field of public safety. At that time, Foundation Chair John Chesman said: "North Shore Rescue is an invaluable resource in our community. These courageous men and women often times place their own lives at risk in dangerous alpine terrain to search for and rescue hikers in distress. We are grateful to Tim and his team of volunteers for their dedication in helping to keep members of our communities safe." Tim was also recognized by JIBC in 2007 with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. He received an honorary doctorate from Capilano University in 2012 and received the Order of BC in 2011.
All donations made to The JIBC Foundation in memory of Tim Jones will be designated to the The Tim Jones Memorial Endowment Fund. The purpose of this award is to provide tuition support for students pursuing studies in Advanced Care Paramedicine or Search and Rescue. It is hoped this award will support students who will follow in Tim’s footsteps, saving lives and serving their community.
Please make cheques payable to JIBC Foundation. Thank you.
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