Jul 25, 2023
Gene Gaines - 1938 – 2023
Note: - Even though Gene passed less than 3 weeks after his trip back to Ottawa from LA, his daughter Ellen (with whom Gene lived) told Jim Cain that the family had no regrets about coming to Ottawa. It was the first time that Gene and the late Marion’s 3 children (twins Elaine and Eugene, and Ellen) were together with their Dad without any spouses and their children in a long time. At the game she said that even though Gene was suffering from dementia the Coach (he coached until he was 65) re-emerged suggesting that this player should have made that block, caught that pass etc. Ellen said it was an amazing experience for their family.