Don Cherry and Luba Cherry Biography
Don Cherry, who is Luba Cherry‘s husband, is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator. He is also a sportswriter, as well as a retired professional hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) coach.
Don Cherry married his second wife Luba Cherry in 1999. Luba Cherry is best known as the wife to Don Cherry who is a Canadian ice hockey commentator with a long-running sports program Hockey Night in Canada, which airs on Sportsnet, Citytv, and CBC.
Don Cherry and Luba Cherry Age
Don Cherry is 85 years old as of 2019 while Luba Cherry is 64 years old as of 2019.
Don Cherry Wives(Rosemarie and Luba Cherry)
Don Cherry married his first wife Rosemarie, who later died of liver cancer on June 1, 1997. Rose was hugely influential in Don’s life. Her name has motivated Cherry to always wear a rose on his lapel. Cherry contributed to developing Rose Cherry’s Home for Kids which has since been renamed to The Darling Home for Kids, in Milton, Ontario. The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, is located on “Rose Cherry Place”, a street named for his late wife.
Luba Cherry married Don Cherry in 1999, two years after Don’s first wife.
Don Cherry and Luba Cherry Convo
Luba clearly does not like public life violence. Speaking in 2011 with the Star, he said:
“I think it’s hard for her”, says Cherry, referring to his wife, who refused to be interviewed. “She comes from a quiet family. She went to work and returned home. Now, suddenly, the phone is ringing, faxes are coming, they are breaking me in the newspaper and on television. It really bothers her. She does not accept it well. I try to say, “Hey, that’s the way it is”. But she is like Rose”.
According to an article in the Post, dated December 25, 2017, Luba talked with her husband about how it used to be good. Luba, without knowing it, lit a fire under him in 2016 showing him some old tapes and said: “You used to be good.”
Cherry replied: “What do you mean it used to be good?” Luba explained: “Well, what I meant is that you are not the stalker you used to be.”
“You’re absolutely right,” said Cherry. “As I get older, I don’t want to cause any problems.”
Don Cherry Remarks on Immigration News
Canadian sportscaster Don Cherry was fired Monday after controversial remarks with his on-camera about immigration.
His remarks came during the “Hockey Night in Canada” segment last Saturday night.
This legendary Canadian hockey broadcaster has been fired for making ‘divisive remarks’ about immigrants pic.twitter.com/KnzXcy9nwb
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 12, 2019
“Downtown Toronto, forget it. Nobody wears the poppy…Now you go to small cities. You people…that come here, whatever it is — you love our way of life. You love our milk and honey. At least, you can pay a couple of bucks for a poppy or something like that”, he stated.
He claimed: “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada. These guys paid the biggest price for that”.
He confirmed that he was fired for his remarks, but stands by what he said, adding “Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honor our fallen soldiers”.
Fired NHL broadcasting legend Don Cherry says Canadian immigrants had failed to honor the nation’s fallen military heroes, denying that his comments were racially motivated.
““I speak the truth and I walk the walk,” …“I have visited the bases of the troops, been to Afghanistan with our brave soldiers at Christmas, been to cemeteries of our fallen around the world and honored our fallen troops on ‘Coach’s Corner”
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) November 13, 2019
In his first public comments since Sportsnet announced its decision, Cherry said he had “no problem” with being fired and refused to apologize.
Don Cherry told the Toronto Sun his comments were meant to be patriotic.
“To keep my job, I cannot be turned into a tamed robot”, he said.