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Who is Yvonne? Gordon McQueen’s wife

BY Salman Ahmed Jun 15, 2023. 07:05 pm UPDATED: Jun 15, 2023. 07:05 pm

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At the age of 70, GORDON MCQUEEN passed away in June 2023, leaving behind his wife and kids.

Before he died after a battle with dementia, the Scottish-born great of Manchester United and Leeds United shared his life with wife Yvonne.

Who is Yvonne? Gordon McQueen’s wife

For the most of their marriage, football hero Gordon McQueen’s wife Yvonne supported him as he struggled with vascular dementia, but she largely avoids the spotlight.

The couple had been residing in the North Yorkshire village of Hutton Rudby ever since Gordon left his position as Middlesborough’s coach.

After learning of Gordon’s passing, his family did come forward and issue a statement to the media.

“We hope that in addition to making many unforgettable football memories, he’ll be remembered most for his character,” the statement said. Just as it was in his final several months as dad fought so valiantly in what turned out to be a very brutal battle against dementia, our house was always crowded with friends, family, and football.

“The disease may have taken him too soon, but he definitely lived life to the full, the ultimate entertainer, the absolute heart and soul of every occasion, the most fun dad anyone could wish for.”

The family also expressed a “huge thanks” to the “wonderful staff” at Herriot Hospice Homecare for their care, as well as the “utterly incredible” Marie Curie team who had supported Gordon, Yvonne and their children.

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When did Gordon and Yvonne McQueen get married?

Gordon and Yvonne’s wedding date is unknown, however in 1979, Hayley, the couple’s first child, was born.

Did Gordon and Yvonne McQueen have any children?

Eddie was Gordon and Yvonne’s son, and Hayley and Anna were their daughters.

Rudi, Etta, and Ayla, their three grandkids, were also shared.

Hayley, one of their daughters, is a Sky Sports presenter.

McQueen had been bedridden for months prior to dying away, Hayley said in an emotional statement she made after her father’s demise.

She added that despite his condition, her father had still been able to recognize former teammates who had visited him.

Posting on Instagram, Hayley said: “Beyond heartbroken to announce we have lost our wonderful dad, I thought when the day came I’d be prepared and feel a sense of relief that he is no longer trying to battle this awful disease but I just feel numb.

“I’m hoping we can now remember him for the man he was and not the man he became this last few years. We thought we were losing him when home palliative care came to look after him back in December, we were distraught but being the big strong man that he is, battled on for many months.

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“I now want to remember my Dad for the man he was, the ultimate entertainer, the life and soul of every occasion, the greatest storyteller who certainly lived life to the full, he made sure everything was one big adventure and full of so much fun for me Anna and Eddie.

“His career gave me one too and I will be forever grateful for him passing on so much of who is and what he loved. Life really won’t be the same without him but he is now at peace.

She also thanked Sky Sports, saying they had been “incredible throughout” the sad time.

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