David Pekrul was born
in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada and raised and
educated in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.
He spent most of his
adult life working in the travel industry, first as a Travel
Consultant, then with a major Canadian airline and retired in
October 14, 2005.
Prior to his career in
travel, David attended Bible College, played trumpet, both solo and
in amateur groups, and preached whenever asked.
Since retirement he has
tried a few different jobs, just trying to find out what he wants
to really do. He has worked in a funeral home and crematorium,
front desk at a hotel, dispatcher for a moving company and
projectionist at a theatre. He is now back working in a funeral
home again, and feels that is the job he was always meant to
David wrote his first poem in February, 2004, as an Anniversary card for his wife, Linda. What started as a small act of love turned into a love-affair with words, and he soon realized that if used properly, they can paint a picture as well as any artist.
The pictures that his words paint may not always be pretty, but they are pictures worth viewing, for he writes about the world around him, whether they be things good, bad or otherwise. He also writes about family, nature, God and faith.
Some of his works can be found in:
English Reader - A Coursebook in English STANDARD IX, published by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, India.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Course Companion: English by Kevin Morley,Kawther Saa'd Al Din, Tiia Tempakka and Jeejan Ab Awad, London, England.
Longman, Elect JS3B Plus - A Coursebook Companion, Hong Kong.
Numerous internet blogs.
He has published two books of poetry, "Parts Of The Sum Volume One" and Parts Of The Sum Volume Two" , which are now available for review and purchase, and he is working on his third book of poetry, which he hopes to have finished soon.
David makes his home in the foothills of the majestic Canadian Rockies.