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ARCUS, Peter Laurence
February 18, 1939 - May 13, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter died unexpectedly while on holiday in Honokowhai, Maui. He was born February 18, 1939, to Donald and Clarice Arcus of Hamilton, New Zealand. Both preceded him in death. His three siblings in New Zealand, Douglas Arcus (Ruth), Diane Stevens (Richard), and Janet Dixon (Hamish) and their children and grandchildren, all survive him. Peter grew up in Hamilton and obtained his B.Ag.Sci. and M.Ag.Sci. degrees from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. From 1963 - 1968, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where he obtained his Ph.D. While in Ames, Peter met and married Margaret Edwards of Lincoln, Nebraska. They would have been married 50 years on June 26, 2016. Both Peter and Margaret completed their Ph.D. degrees in 1968 and accepted positions as faculty members at the University of British Columbia. In 1973, Peter decided to branch out as a consulting economist and established Arcus Consulting Limited, specializing in marketing, transportation, and policy issues related to agriculture. Peter and Margaret loved to travel and visited many countries around the world. They especially loved London, enjoying its theatre, music, museums and galleries and long walks along the Thames. Peter loved sailing and spent many happy hours sailing the waters in and around Vancouver and the Gulf Islands and latterly in the Mediterranean. A Celebration of Life for Peter will be held on June 24, 2016, from 1 to 4 at the University Golf Club. Burial at sea will be conducted privately for the family by Martin Brothers. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Vancouver Public Library, the Developmental Disability Association, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 9 to June 11, 2016
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