On March 31, 2014, Tim Jones was inducted into the 2014 class of the Simon Fraser University Clan Sports Hall of Fame. He is an inductee under the Terry Fox Honourary category. The only other person to have received this prestigious award is Fox himself. A huge honour.
Tim Jones played four years of collegiate football with SFU, finishing in 1978 before going to the Toronto Argonauts in the 1978 CFL Draft. It was his post-football career however that was most impressive as the Vancouver native became the volunteer team leader of the North Shore Rescue, a mountain search and rescue team based out of Vancouver, BC. He raised over $1,000,000 to fund his rescue team’s work, and introduced helicopter based long line rescue protocols to the program. Jones also served as the Paramedic in Charge with the BC Ambulance Service outside of his volunteer endeavours, saving countless lives between the two. He received the Order of British Columbia in 2011 as well as an honourary doctorate from Capilano University in 2012. Jones passed away on January 19, 2014 but his contributions to the community will be forever remembered.