Luba Cherry Bio, Wiki
Luba Cherry is renown for being the wife to Don Cherry, a Canadian ice hockey commentator with a long-running sports program Hockey Night in Canada, which airs on Sportsnet, Citytv and CBC. Don Cherry sparked controversy by singling out those he says he believes are immigrants for not wearing poppies to honour fallen Canadian soldiers on Saturday, November 9th. Sportsnet later on Monday confirmed that Don Cherry has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada over recent remarks that caused an uproar.
Luba Cherry Age
She is currently 64 years old as of 2019.
Luba Cherry & Don Cherry
Luba Cherry married Don Cherry in 1999, two years after Don’s first wife, Rosemarie Cherry died of Liver Cancer.
Luba clearly dislikes most aspects of public life. Speaking back in 2011 to the Star, he said:
“I think it’s hard on her,” says Cherry, referring to his 58-year-old wife, who declined to be interviewed. “She comes from a quiet family. She went to work and come home. Now all of a sudden the phone is ringing, faxes are coming, I’m getting ripped in the paper and on TV. It really bothers her. She doesn’t accept it good. I try to tell her, ‘Hey, that’s just the way it is.’ But she’s just like Rose.”
According to an article on the Post, dated December 25th, 2017 Luba talked to her husband about how he used to be good. Luba, unwittingly 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, used to be good?” Luba explained, “Well, what I meant was that you’re not the bully you used to be.”
“You’re absolutely right,” Cherry said. “As I get older, I don’t want to cause any trouble.”
Cherry took three scraps of paper, wrote, “Used to be good,” and plastered them around the house as motivation. “I decided to go back to the way I was,” he said. “And right now, I’m like I was 20 years ago. I’m more of a bully. I’m more aggressive. I’m better.”
Don Cherry Controversial Comment
On Hockey Night in Canada’s Nov. 9th Coach’s Corner segment, Don Cherry sparked controversy by singling out those he says he believes are immigrants for not wearing poppies to honour fallen Canadian soldiers.
By using his pulpit to weaponize the poppy, Cherry has selfishly made this Remembrance Day about him instead of the veterans.
His callous employment of “you people that come here, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you could pay a couple of bucks for a poppy,” is a window into his anger at how Canada has changed, and it is the manifestation of a futile resistance to an inevitable multicultural and diverse evolution.
Sportsnet later on Monday, Nov. 11th confirmed that Don Cherry has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada over recent remarks that caused an uproar.
Don Cherry First Wife
Don Cherry met his first wife Rosemarie (Rose) Cherry née Madelyn Martini (born 1935 in Hershey, Pennsylvania) while working with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Rose was hugely influential in Don’s life—because of Don’s minor-league hockey lifestyle, they moved 53 times; they rarely had decent housing or furnishings, and Don was often away playing during major events, such as the birth of their daughter and first child, Cindy Cherry. Six years after Cindy’s birth, Rose gave birth to son Tim Cherry. When Tim needed a kidney transplant at age 13, Cindy donated one of hers. The two currently live across the street from each other, around the corner from their father, in Mississauga.
Rose died of liver cancer on June 1st, 1997, and in honour of her perseverance, Don created Rose Cherry’s Home for Kids. Her name has motivated Cherry to always wear a rose on his lapel. Cherry contributed in 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.