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Kevin Kenning - Giacci’s

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Kevin KenningOn 26th November we lost a highly respected long-term member when Giacci Bros driver Kevin Kenning passed away at the Golden Grove Mine at Moonyoonooka. Kevin was a fabulous bloke by all accounts. He death has been an enormous loss for his family, wife Jan, sons Wayne, Kevin and Gary and by all those who knew and loved him.

A typical rough diamond, ‘Fats' as he was nicknamed, had more mates than you could poke a stick at and heaps of them attended his funeral - some in their
blue singlets. Friends and family delivered heart-warming eulogies and we have picked out the following from his boss and good friend Greg Williams. We think it sums up Kevin pretty well.

I was asked to write this eulogy for Kevin Kenning long serving employee of Giacci Bros and when I sat down to put pen to paper I realized the enormous task to say something about a man whose presence was as big as the trucks he drove. One thing however that we all remember was when Fats was about
to comment on something he nearly always started off by saying evidently.

Now when we heard this word we knew we were in for some wise wisdom or maybe a little stretch of the truth but we still listened.

I have thought about this word EVIDENTLY and have come up with the following.
E - Is for the Eulogy (yes Fats it's spelt with an e) that I am writing.
V - For the Veritable gentleman that Fats was.
I - when Fats walked into a room he Illuminated it with his presence.
D - Devoted husband, father and grandfather.
E - An Entertainer to all who were fortunate to be around him.
N - Natural bloke who treated everyone the same.
T - Truckie with a wealth of experience who loved his job and the people he met along the road.
L - Fats Liked a cold shandy on a hot day, well most days really.
Y - you left us without saying good bye Fats but I guess it's not really good bye but see you later mate when we can sit around and have one or two coldies and reminisce about the good ol' days.

Keep on truckin Fats - from the Golden Girls and all your other mates at Giacci's.