ONE HAPPY FAMILY: Beryl and Kevin Turner (middle back) with their 11 children.
ONE HAPPY FAMILY: Beryl and Kevin Turner (middle back) with their 11 children. Contributed

Q and A with Kevin Turner

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

In the movie Taken, Liam Neeson goes to the ends of the earth to protect and defend his family at whatever cost. Family is one of the highest priorities in my life, and I know Liam Neeson would do justice in portraying this value in my life story.

What do you think the greatest invention has been?

The greatest invention to this day is medication. Everyone partakes and/or benefits from it.

Do you have any lucky items/objects/traditions?

From my very early teens I watched my father and uncles play cards religiously. This tradition was passed on to me, for which I've carried through to the present day, playing 500s on average once a week or whenever the opportunity arises. I have handed this tradition onto my own family, including my grandkids who are ultra- competitive in wanting to beat pop at all costs.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Yes, that the life values we stood for in the '70s and '80s would come back to remind the younger generations of today what their parents and grandparents treasured from those years.

What three things do you think of most each day?

I am thankful to God for the blessing of each new day. My family is always at the forefront of my mind daily. I consider every day the opportunity, both personally and professionally, to invest in the lives of others.

What's been the best decision you've made in your life so far?

At an early age in my life, I made a decision to follow Jesus and live my life according to the principles outline in the Bible.

What do you love most about where you live?

Dalby is the gateway to the west, not far from our capital city and some of the best beaches in the world. Dalby has a wonderful community providing a perfect environment to bring up our large family, in which 10 of our 11 children have chosen to establish their families also.

What was your first car?

A white 1972 EH Holden ute.

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

My wife's washing machine which gets regularly replaced every two years from wear and tear.

What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

I would happily return to the 1970s when I married my wife Beryl, and we began our life adventure together in March 1972. From that time, we established the foundations to our family, and it has continued to grow and bless us to this very day.


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