Susan Booth died in May this year after being struck 19 times with an axe by her husband outside her home on Hillside Avenue in Shaw.

At court this week Stephen Booth was jailed for a minimum term of 22 and a half years for the callous and brutal attack.

In the aftermath of the death of the 62-year old people have paid tribute to her.

She worked as a healthcare assistant at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

At court prosecutor David Toal read a tribute from the daughter of a close friend.

It said: “She was a quiet person with a wicked sense of humour.

“She was generous to a fault and would give her last penny.

“She did not have a penny to her name but would always by Christmas and birthday presents for us all.

“She was a private person, she did not tell her family things, she did not want to worry them.”

Her family also paid tribute to the grandmother.

A statement said: "We, as a family, are devastated to confirm the passing of our beloved mother, daughter, sister and aunt, Susan Booth on Tuesday, May 4 2021.

"Mum was the epitome of caring, both in her professional and personal life.

"If you knew her, you would have known that nothing was too much trouble, and she would help anyone who needed it.

"She was dedicated to her three grandchildren, who were the light of her life and will be deeply missed by all of us.

"We thank everyone for their sympathy and ask for privacy during this difficult time."

Karen Coverley, director of nursing at The Royal Oldham Hospital, also paid tribute.

She said: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of our colleague Susan.

"Susan was a long-standing and very popular member of our team at Oldham and will be sadly missed.

"She was extremely well liked by colleagues and patients alike, and always so caring and compassionate in what she did, nothing was too much trouble.

"Our thoughts are with Susan’s family, friends and close colleagues at this difficult time.

“We are offering support for our staff who worked with her.”