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TASKO: Lewis of Exeter and formerly of Centralia

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On January 27, 2020 @ 9:42 AM In Exeter,Obituary | 41 Comments

TASKO: Lewis of Exeter and formerly of Centralia

Lewis (Lewie) Tasko died peacefully, at South Huron Hospital in Exeter, on Jan. 25, in his 94th year. Loving husband of Madalene (Phillips) of Exeter; father of Patti (Greg Keenan) of Toronto, Mary Lou (John Foss) of Grand Bend, and Stephen (Denise Sonier) of Portage, Mich. Grandfather to Kathleen, Erin and Patrick Keenan; and Hayden, Grayson and Nicholas Tasko. Pre-deceased by his son-in-law, Paul Chambers, and his sisters Helen and Margaret.

Lewie was born in Hungary and emigrated with his parents to Canada as a toddler. He took over his father’s farm on Tasko Road south of Centralia and farmed there for more than 60 years before retiring, with Madalene, to Exeter, in 2011.

His family will remember Lewie for his caustic wit and caring ways. He enjoyed travelling, reading biographies, especially ones about his favourite actor James Cagney, and searching for the perfect fishing spot. His family always came first, whether it was helping with a move, building furniture or fixing a plumbing leak. His passion for CNN and newspapers kept him up to date to his final days.  

Funeral services are private. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.  Donations in memory of Lewie can be made to South Huron Hospital in Exeter, whose staff took such good care of him in his final days. 

Condolences for the family of “TASKO: Lewis of Exeter and formerly of Centralia”

Condolence from Susan Rollings on January 27th, 2020 10:15 AM

Madalne and family: Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Lewie. Forever remembered by Glenn & Sue Rollings and family

Condolence from Betty McIntyre on January 27th, 2020 11:25 AM

Dear Madalene, Patti, Mary Lou and Stephen – What a life full of memories you will have. I didn’t know him well but he always was gracious. He has passed this on to his offspring of whom he was rightfully very proud as am I.
You are in my prayers. Love, Betty Mc

Condolence from Marilyn Dixon on January 27th, 2020 11:37 AM

To Madalene and Family; My thoughts are with you for the loss
of Lewie. He has lived a good and long life.
condolences to all the family.

Condolence from George and Sue Wilson on January 27th, 2020 2:11 PM

Madalene and family, you have our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Lewie, husband , father and grandfather. He was a lovely man. Cherish your precious memories and hold them close to your heart. Hugs and prayers , George and Sue Wilson

Condolence from Joyce Sovereign on January 27th, 2020 2:12 PM

Dear Madeline and all your family
My sympathy is sent to each one of your family ,in the loss of your husband,father and grandfather .What a wonderful long life he got to live.It is still very hard to say those final goodbyes .May God comfort each of you in the sad days ahead .
Was just asking Dave about you last week,when l was there getting my hair cut .Know l am thinking of you ????

Condolence from Grace Gilfillan on January 27th, 2020 3:12 PM

Dear Madalene and Family,
Sending my deepest sympathy to you all at the loss of Lewie.
May you find comfort in your many memories .know I am thinking of you .
Grace Gilfillan.

Condolence from Liz Stewart on January 27th, 2020 3:28 PM

Madalen, Patti, Mary-Lou, Stephen & families
Our sincere condolences
Glen & Liz Stewart

Condolence from Jim and Teri Fletcher on January 27th, 2020 4:30 PM

Magdalene and family…….sorry to hear of Lewis passing on are thoughts and sympathy are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Ken and Shirley (Heywood ) Simpson on January 27th, 2020 4:44 PM

Madeline and family sending our sincere condolences in the loss of Lewie. He lived a full life of 93 years. Madeline you and your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time..

Condolence from Barry & Pegi Fuller on January 27th, 2020 4:50 PM

Madalene , Patti, MaryLou and Stephen and families,
We were grateful to have known your Lewie! He had a sharp wit that we loved and a quiet way.
Barry always liked to sit near him at any gatherings we attended with your family and talk about what was going on in the world!
Parting is always difficult but especially so when you know you won’t get another chance to show your love.
All of those wonderful memories can be held in your heart and will help to sustain you in any of the dark days that may be ahead.
We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss but are happy that you got to keep him near for so long!
We are thinking of you!

Condolence from Steve and Kim Bowman on January 27th, 2020 5:11 PM

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Lewis.

Condolence from Pauline Regan on January 27th, 2020 5:55 PM

Dear Madalene, Patti, Mary Lou, Stephen and families:

So very sorry to hear of Lewie’s passing. May the love, laughter and memories you shared sustain you at this time.

Condolence from Margie on January 27th, 2020 6:05 PM

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Louie. He was such a kind hearted man. Thinking of all of you.

Condolence from Terry and Trudy Hodgins on January 27th, 2020 8:12 PM

Madaline, Steve, Denise and family.
We were saddened to hear that Lewie died. May your memories of him comfort you in the days to come. Take care.
Terry and Trudy

Condolence from Carla Revington on January 27th, 2020 8:55 PM

Dear Madalene and family,

Please accept my sincere sympathy on reading of the death of Lewie.
May God grant him eternal rest and may He console you in your loss.

Condolence from Debra Tilley on January 27th, 2020 9:23 PM

Madaelne and Family: So sorry for your loss. Lewie will be with you always , cherish all your memories, he is with you, watch for the signs. He was a fisherman, we remember him on the peer years ago at Grand Bend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debra and Ken Tilley

Condolence from Cindy Davidson on January 27th, 2020 9:37 PM

Mrs. Tasko, Patti, Mary Lou and Stephen
Please accept my sincerest sympathy for the loss of Mr. Tasko. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy Davidson (Prest)

Condolence from George & Joyce Vivian on January 28th, 2020 6:13 AM

Madalene and Family: We are sorry to read about the passing of Louie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Treasure your memories.

Condolence from Ron Walker on January 28th, 2020 7:46 AM

A life well lived, A family well loved!
Our condolences to the Tasko family!
A lifetime of love and memories! Like reading a good book, the story is done and now you will close the cover!
Ron & Ann Walker

Condolence from Pat & Cora Ryan on January 28th, 2020 8:23 AM

Deepest condolences to Madalene and the Tasko family from the Ryan clan.

Condolence from Daphne Klaver on January 28th, 2020 9:03 AM

Maddie and family, Thinking of you and your family at this sad time in your life, a life of great memories, Love from Daphne and Beth Millson.

Condolence from Aldeen Skinner on January 28th, 2020 9:58 AM

Madaline & Family

Please accept my most sincere sympathy on the death Lewie.Memories are so Precious.

Condolence from Mary Cronyn on January 28th, 2020 10:06 AM

Sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Nina Knee on January 28th, 2020 10:16 AM

Madalene and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Nina Knee and family

Condolence from Bill & Joanne Hodge on January 28th, 2020 10:46 AM

Madalene & Family, Our deepest sympathies in the loss of a wonderful husband,father & grandfather. He will be missed by all. Cherish the wonderful memories.

Condolence from Judy and Don Squire on January 28th, 2020 12:39 PM

Madalene and Family
Our sympathy and condolences on the passing of Lewie, your loved and respected husband and father and grandfather.
Don and Judy

Condolence from Helen Thompson & Family on January 28th, 2020 2:18 PM

My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time

Condolence from The Lord Family on January 28th, 2020 3:37 PM

Dear Madalene and Family

So sorry for your loss

Thinking of you

Deb and Dick Lord and Family

Condolence from Sandra & Larry Hern on January 28th, 2020 4:44 PM

Dear Madalene and your Family,

We extend our heartfelt condolences to you in this very sad time of loss of your dear husband Lewie.

Condolence from Martha and Bob Heywood on January 28th, 2020 6:52 PM

Madalene and family:
We share your loss. Lewie was a great guy and lived a good long life. You made a good team Madalene and together raised a great family that you have every right to be proud of. In his own quiet and kind way Lewie has left a memorable legacy.

Martha and Bob Heywood

Condolence from Dave Frayne on January 28th, 2020 9:27 PM

To Madalene and family:
Sorry to learn of Lewie’s passing. My late mother Marion Frayne (Brown) always spoke well of him.
Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jo-an and John Verhoeven on January 28th, 2020 10:37 PM

Patti, Mary Lou, Stephen and families

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
Our condolences.

Condolence from Rene, Monique, Nancy (Hutchison), Mark Vanbruwaene on January 29th, 2020 8:40 AM

Mada lens and family
Please accept our deepest condolences. Keep each other close in this difficult time and as you share precious memories. Know that you are all in our thought and prayers. Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Sincerely, Rene, Monique, Nancy and Mark Vanbruwaene

Condolence from Margie Austin on January 29th, 2020 8:58 AM

Maddie, Patti, Mary Lou and Stephen
So very sorry for your loss
Lewis will always be remembered for his kindness to me at work
Treasure all your memories

Condolence from Dianne Vermunt (Hodgins) on January 30th, 2020 5:30 AM

Condolences Patti. Thinking of you.

Condolence from Evelyne and Harvey Rollings on January 30th, 2020 8:07 AM

Dear Madalene and family, sorry for your loss. You have many memories to hold onto.

Condolence from Darlene Lalonde on January 30th, 2020 1:17 PM

Dear Madalene and Family,
Sending my deepest condolence to you and your family in the loss of Lewie,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Darlene Lalonde and Family

Condolence from Jeannine Vanneste on January 30th, 2020 2:53 PM

Sorry for your loss , condolences to all

Condolence from Eric and Lori Devlaeminck on January 31st, 2020 9:35 AM

Madalene and family. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Lewie. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Condolence from Ron and Doris Clark. on February 1st, 2020 7:16 PM

Madelene and family, We read about the passing of Lewis with regret and sympathy.Another sad day on Shadow Lane.

Condolence from Irene Gettler on February 6th, 2020 11:02 PM

Madalene and family,

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of Lewis. He will be missed but not forgotten.

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