IN PICTURES: An emotional send-off for fallen NSR leader Tim Jones

Thousands gathered in North Vancouver on Saturday to honour fallen North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones.

The stirring tribute began with a long procession up Lonsdale to Centennial Theatre, where the memorial service was held.  Inside, family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries paid tribute to the beloved rescue leader, who died suddenly last Sunday at age 57.

Outside, hundreds more watched the emotional service on large video screens that had been set up in the parking lot. After the service, Jones' ashes were loaded aboard one of the yellow Talon helicopters that he sat in regularly during search and rescue missions for one last flight into the North Shore backcountry.

To read more about Jones, click here.


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