Don Cherry


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Don Cherry

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Don Cherry was born on February 5, 1934 and is 89 years old now.

Birthday: February 5, 1934
How Old - Age: 89

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Is Don Cherry's father, Delmar Cherry, dead or alive?

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Is Don Cherry's mother, Maud, dead or alive?

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Don Cherry's brother :

  • Don Cherry's brother, Dick Cherry, is still alive and kicking at the age of 86. He is Canadian and has had a career as an ice hockey player.

Don Cherry - Biography

Donald Stewart "Don" Cherry is a Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television. He is a sports writer, as well as a retired professional hockey player and NHL coach. Cherry co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment on the long-running Canadian sports program Hockey Night in Canada, and has also worked for ESPN in the United States as a commentator during the latter stages of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nicknamed Grapes, he is a Canadian icon known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism.
Cherry was born in Kingston, Ontario to Delmar (Del) and Maude Cherry. His paternal grandfather, John T. (Jack) Cherry, was an original member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a Great Lakes ship captain. His maternal grandfather, Richard Palamountain, was a British orphan of Cornish parentage who was emigrated to Canada as one of the Home Children. The name Palamountain is a corruption of the Cornish language "pol-mun-tyr" meaning "pool by the mineral land". Palamountain was also a veteran of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Cherry's father Del was an amateur athlete and worked as an electrician with the Canadian Steamship Lines. On the March 15, 2008 edition of Coach's Corner, Cherry wore the green and gold colours of County Kerry, Ireland. In his segment following the game, he claimed ancestry from that region. Cherry's younger brother, Dick Cherry played hockey at various levels, including two seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers.
In October 2004, the CBC program The Greatest Canadian revealed that its 'top ten' viewer-selected great Canadians included Cherry. Cherry remarked that he would have been inclined to vote for Sir John A. Macdonald (if he had lived in the same time period), who had also been a Kingston resident. He finished seventh in the final tally. Cherry is the only living member of the top 10 greatest Canadians who hasn't been awarded an Order of Canada.