The Second Pump Peak on Mount Seymour in Metro Vancouver’s North Shore mountains has been renamed as ‘Tim Jones Peak’ in honour of the late namesake volunteer in local search and rescue.
Jones was the team leader for North Shore Rescue when he died from a sudden cardiac arrest in January 2014 at the age of 57 while hiking on Mount Seymour with his daughter and dog.
The provincial government announced the official renaming of the 1,425-metre peak on Friday afternoon.
“We are incredibly touched to have the Province honour our father’s volunteerism in this way,” said Taylor Jones, the daughter of Tim Jones. “We will be forever grateful to have a mountain peak named after him as a symbol of his dedication, commitment and passion for helping the people of British Columbia.”
“We will hike to this peak frequently and be reminded of how lucky we were to spend part of our lives with such a caring, compassionate and adventurous father.”
Jones was also an advanced life support paramedic and is credited for helping rescue over 1,600 people in the North Shore throughout his decades of service. This number does not include the lives he saved as a paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service.
Under his leadership, North Shore Rescue became the first search and rescue team in BC to implement helicopter longline rescue techniques. He also helped develop a state-of-the-art communications system for search and rescue, managed the building of the organization’s world-class rescue facilities, and organized professional training for the team.
For his work, Jones was awarded the Order of British Columbia, a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and an honorary doctorate from Capilano University.
Video of Mount Seymour’s Second Pump Peak, now known as the Tim Jones Peak: