Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “Yvonne was not only a friend, but a terrific councillor who represented the residents of Park ward for almost two decades. She was a champion of the underdog and always thought of other people.
“Her commitment to public service was recognised in 2012 when she was awarded Honorary Alderman status and has remained committed to her local area through her work with Friends of Central Park which she founded. Overall she made a very positive contribution to Peterborough.
“It is a sad loss for her family and friends and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with them at this time."