Peter Webb

Peter Confrey Webb
Place of Birth: 
Hornchurch, Esses, England
Date of Birth: 
July 5, 1937
Canadian / English
Home Community: 
Durham Region Background: 

Peter Webb grew up in England with five other siblings during the Second World War. At the time, that the Luftwaffe began the blitz of London, Peter, his youngest sister and two elder brothers moved to the village of Llanfair Talhaiarn in the Conwy Valley region near Abergele North Wales until the firestorm was over. Peter and his wife Doreen, immigrated to Canada in 1964 with their sons Peter, aged five, and David, five months old. He joined the Philco Corporation for a year while waiting for notification that he met the hiring requirements of the IBM Canada manufacturing facility. Peter advanced through various job levels to become a department manager by the time his daughter Kelly was born in 1970. In that same year, the family decided to adopt Canada as their permanent home, and became Canadian citizens. In twenty-two years, at IBM Canada, the company chose Peter for two assignments in the United States and he traveled many times to Europe and the Pacific Rim countries. He draws from his experiences, along with his talent for story telling learned from his Irish grandmother, to weave memorable situations in fictional stories. Peter now lives in Ajax.

  • The Chatham incident (Outskirts Press Inc., 2007)
  • The Castleport murders (Outskirts Press Inc., 2007)
  • Mallard Island (Outskirts Press Inc., 2008)
  • Rainbows end (Outskirts Press Inc., 2008)
Public Speaking Topics: 

I enjoy talking about how I became a writer and encourage others to write.

  • Retired
  • Author
  • High school
  • Royal Naval College E.T.S.S. U.K.
  • Numerous education certificates IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Qualified as a Certified Practitioner Aug. 1978
  • American Production&Inventory Control Society at York University.
Honours and Awards: 
  • IBM Gen. Systems Division award (June, 1957)
  • IBM Corporation America’s Far East Excellence Award (1974)
  • Ajax Minor Soccer Sports Award 1978
Organizations and Associations: 
  • Warriors Minor Soccer
  • Material Handling Society (no longer active)
  • Royal Canadian Legion branch 322 Ajax
  • Writers' Community of Durham Region