About Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus



“We are outfitters,not guides.”

Peter Marcus. (February 20, 1955 - January 11th, 2008)

Dear friends and family:
Sharing and living with Peter Marcus was the most wonderful and amazing adventure I will probably ever have. I just have to say “Gracias a la vida” (thanks to life) for having made our  paths cross and for let us cycle the “one love road” together.  

Peter showed me the way to reach magic moments in life; I will always carry his adventurous spirit and remember the beautiful soul he was; the very same soul our beautiful daughter Camila was born with.

For now, I will keep on riding in this magnificent world, one day, my day will come and hope to  join him again,  in another fun “Peter’s trip”, whenever that may be.

Ana López Uriarte.

Founder and co-owner of Gabriola Cycle and Kayak Outfitters, Peter lived a life rich with friends, family, travel and community for 52 active years from February 20, 1955 until January 11th, 2008. He died peacefully at home following a brief illness.

Peter helped  many people to see a world filled with possibilities, and to enjoy this incredible experience of life. He will be missed and will continue to have a lasting impact on everyone who knew him and loved him.

Thanks to Alex Matthews for writing such a wonderful article about Peter. Tribute to Peter in the April 2008 issue of WaveLength Magazine which he helped co-found in 1991.

Written Remembrances of Peter:
Write a note to Camila about a particular memory of her dad.
  1. Mail to Ana Lopez, 910 Clarendon Road, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X1
  2. Email to info@gck.ca

Family friend Shelagh Rogers did a beautiful interview with Sam Wittingham on CBC, playing special tribute to Peter. Thank you Shelagh,

In lieu of flowers, if people want to make a contribution in Peter's memory, an education fund has been set up at the Credit Union in Camila's name.

Cheque made out to: Camila Marcus

Mail to:
Attention: Camila Marcus Education Fund
Coastal Community Credit Union
#7 - 580 North Road
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X1

All cheques will be deposited directly into the education fund. Of course if you wanted to donate to a charity of your choice, that'd be nice too (Peter always wanted everyone to have options).