Corb Lund will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Cariboo Memorial Complex on Nov. 10.

Corb Lund will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Cariboo Memorial Complex on Nov. 10.

Corb Lund connection to Williams Lake ranching family

Local Tim Brewin has many memories with Lund family

LeRae Haynes

Special to the Tribune

Williams Lake resident and long-time area rancher Tim Brewin is looking forward to seeing country music superstar Corb Lund in concert this weekend, and not only because of the great music.

The two men have family connections that go back decades, from when Corb was about five years old.

“I was a good friend of his dad Darwin Lund, who was a rancher and one of the local vets in Tabor, Alberta where I grew up,” Tim Brewin explained, adding that Darwin, his vet partner Don Hamilton and the Brewin family formed a company to import cattle from Italy, to introduce things like a better rate of gain.

Darwin Lund was also a well-known rodeo cowboy in Canada and the U.S. and travelled to places like Australia and Zambia to perform in rodeos. His mom, Patty, was well-known as a barrel racer and rodeo queen, according to Brewin.

When Corb was around 12 years old, he joined both 4-H clubs where Tim was leader: the Bon Ayr 4-H beef club and the Tabor light horse 4-H club. Corb’s younger sister and brother, who were twins, also joined.

“4-H was always important to me –—it has so much to offer kids. I encouraged my own kids to get involved. It gives kids the opportunity to travel, to develop public speaking and record-keeping skills, and to build friendships that can last a lifetime,” Tim continued.

“All the Brewins were good friends with the Lunds, and Corb and my brother Gerald thought a lot of one another. Corb agreed to perform some of his own songs at Gerald’s funeral,” he stated.

“One of my nephews was sitting next to me, and after one of Corb’s songs, he said, ‘Man, that guy sounds exactly like Corb Lund!’

“When I told him it was Corb Lund, he started phoning and texting his wife to tell her he was at a free Corb Lund concert.”

Tim said that he has a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for Corb.

“His music just has appeal; it’s country and-often relates to true life. He played with Ian Tyson quite a bit, Ian was one of his early mentors and they travelled and played together,” Tim added.

“I’m really looking forward to hearing him —I always do. What I enjoy most when I go to one of his performances is the way he connects with me and my family. It means so much.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Interior Health reports 65 new cases of COVID-19

Province-wide, there are 887 new cases of the virus

School District 27 announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 this week at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
‘It was just a matter of time’: SD27 superintendent confirms two COVID-19 cases at LCSS

An entire PE class is self-isolating as Interior Health engages in contact tracing

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Interior Health reports 70 new cases overnight

The total number of cases in the region is now at 1,426

A volunteer with the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for the past 12 years and its current president, Mike Rispin moved to the lakecity in 1991. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
OUR HOMETOWN: Rispin skates through pandemic at helm of minor hockey

“I never did plan on staying here, but I liked the outdoor activities,” Rispin said.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Nov. 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. sets another COVID-19 record with 887 new cases

Another 13 deaths, ties the highest three days ago

B.C. Premier John Horgan, a Star Trek fan, can’t resist a Vulcan salute as he takes the oath of office for a second term in Victoria, Nov. 26, 2020. (B.C. government)
Horgan names 20-member cabinet with same pandemic team

New faces in education, finance, economic recovery

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The corporate headquarters of Pfizer Canada are seen in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The chief medical adviser at Health Canada says Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could be approved in Canada next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Health Canada expects first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved next month

Canada has a purchase deal to buy at least 20 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine,

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

FILE – A paramedic holds a test tube containing a blood sample during an antibody testing program at the Hollymore Ambulance Hub, in Birmingham, England, on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)
Want to know if you’ve had COVID-19? LifeLabs is offering an antibody test

Test costs $75 and is available in B.C. and Ontario

The grey region of this chart shows the growth of untraced infection, due to lack of information on potential sources. With added staff and reorganization, the gap is stabilized, Dr. Bonnie Henry says. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. adjusts COVID-19 tracing to keep up with surging cases

People now notified of test results by text message

People wear face masks as they pose next to a Christmas display in Montreal, Sunday, November 22, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you’re not going

Dr. Hurst says it’s best to frame the conversation from a place of care, stressing safety precautions.

Most Read