David " Bimbo" Gaines - age: 67
(January 21, 1953 to December 23, 2020
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory, please consider Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Maine 04005.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday 1:00 PM December 30, 2020 at the Deering Park Section, Laurel Hill Cemetery. Dr. Burton Howe will officiate.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 356 Main St, Saco are entrusted with his services.
Saco, David W. Gaines, affectionately known as “ Bimbo” passed away Wednesday , December 23, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Biddeford at the Webber Hospital on January 21, 1953. He would have been 68 next month. Bimbo was the 4th son born to Bernard and Theresa Gaines Sr. He attended local schools as well as Thornton Academy. Following high school, he graduated from Andover trailer school of Andover, Massachusetts and was a truck driver for various local companies. Bimbo spent many years working for Richard Gabriel at several locations in Old Orchard Beach and worked the various County fairs selling merchandise.
Many have asked where he got he nickname “ Bimbo”. There is an old Jim Reeves song entitled “ Bimbo” and it played on the radio. David, as a toddler, would bounce around in his mother’s arms to the beat of the music. The name stuck his entire life. There is a line in that song that goes, “Bimbo was a little boy who had a lot of friends”. Well, he sure did. Everyone who knew him was a friend. He was special, never having a bad word to say about anyone and always had a positive outlook on life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Bimbo was predeceased by his parents and twin brothers Dennis and Douglas Gaines.
Survivors include 2 brothers Bernard Gaines Jr and wife Susan of Saco, Bruce Gaines of Derbyshire, England and several nieces and nephews.