Life in Dalby was tailor-made for Kev
GENEROUS, compassionate, and a keen communicator. These are the words used to describe a man who embodied Dalby and its community.
Dalby is mourning the loss of husband, father, businessman and friend Kev Khazen. His funeral was held on Friday at St Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Kev was born in Zghorta, Lebanon, where he spent his childhood before moving to Sydney.
He had his first taste of country life at a young age while visiting family in Dalby. Not long after, he made the move to the town, where he opened his business.
Kev is known to many as the tailor and owner of Kev Khazen’s Menswear and Tailor. He spent 67 years working on Cunningham St and his store sat in the heart of Dalby until February 10. He announced the closure of the store in January. The shop was supposed to close at noon but remained open into the afternoon due to the volume of people who came to purchase clothing one last time and wish Kev well in his retirement.
Kev’s son Danny has fond memories of his father not only as a businessman, but as a kind, giving man.
Danny remembers the most important lesson he learnt from his father.
“His best advice he gave me was always give back,” Danny said. “You always leave something in it for the next person.”
Kev will be remembered for his love for Dalby. Kev is survived by his wife Margaret, daughters Rose and Sadie, and son Danny.
DALBY ICONS: Kev Khazen and his wife, Margaret, were married for more than 50 years.