Obituary: Yvonne Salt

Date published: 12 December 2017

Yvonne Salt, beloved wife and best friend to Frank Salt, and loving mum to Anthony, Michelle and Joanna and their spouses Rikki, Steve and Alex, died suddenly at home on Sunday 3 December, aged 70.  

Yvonne was a devoted Nana to Jade, 27, Kyle, 25, Megan, 14, Amelia, 11, George 10, Emily, eight, Jensen, seven, Joseph, three, and Teddie, two, and Great Grandnan to Cobie, nine, Caidan, six, Harriett, five, Lilly, three, Maddison, two, and Ronnie, two.

Frank said: “Our whole family is devastated with the loss of Yvonne, my best friend. I am comforted and overwhelmed by the kindness of all who knew her and the respect they have expressed describing Yvonne as ‘a lovely lady’.”

The eldest of three sisters, Yvonne was born in Manchester on 26 May 1947.

She met her husband, Frank, in April 1967 at Cheetham Hill Bowling Alley where they both had part-time jobs. It was love at first sight for the couple, who later married on 14 November 1969 at St Chad’s, and moved to Castleton.

A Manchester City supporter, her hobbies largely revolved around her family and being a member of the Woolworth’s club committee, where she had worked as store liaison for 32 years. She also enjoyed travelling, particularly by train, and chairing the Castleton forum meetings.

Yvonne’s funeral will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday 20 December with a Requiem Mass at St Gabriel’s Church in Castleton. This will be followed by a short service of committal at Middleton Crematorium at 11.10am.

A celebration of Yvonne’s life will take place at Woolworth’s Club, Gipsy Lane from 12 noon.

All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare, Telephone: 01706 653622

No flowers please, donations if desired in memory of Yvonne to the Rochdale branch of Guide Dogs.

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