Large turnout expected for Tim Jones memorial service in North Vancouver

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On Saturday (January 25), Lower Mainland residents will offer a final goodbye to Tim Jones, the heroic leader of North Shore Rescue who died suddenly on January 19.

There will be a march beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Fell Armoury at Forbes Avenue and 15th Street.

It will move east to Lonsdale Avenue, before heading north up to the Centennial Theatre.

Roads will be closed in the area and the public is being invited to watch from the sidewalks and on viewing screens in the parking lot beside the theatre.

Only invited guests will be allowed inside the building.

The City of North Vancouver is encouraging people to take transit, cycle, or carpool to the event.

The following roads will be closed throughout the day:

• 1500 block of Forbes Avenue

• 400 block of West 16th Street

• 100 block of East 23rd Street

• 2300 block of St. Georges Avenue

There will be rolling closures along Lonsdale Avenue from 15th Street to 23rd Street and along West 15th Street from Forbes to Lonsdale avenues.

Also expect transit delays along Lonsdale Avenue while the procession is underway.

Donations in memory of Jones can be made to North Shore Rescue.

The organization was founded in 1965 to assist civil-defence officials in the event of a nuclear attack.

It evolved into a wilderness search and rescue team of 40 volunteers, who provide approximately 90 operations each year.

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