Although he appeared to live with his son and grandchildren, Wilf's appearances suddenly ceased and he was not referred to when his family left the Street in September 2008.
Wilfred "Wilf" Morton is the father of Jerry Morton (Michael Starke).
This has been claimed as an accident in which involved a lychee and a chopstick.
Barbara Young had starred in a number of television roles in a period of 40 years before playing Doreen Coronation Street, notably as Sadie Hargreaves in Family Affairs.
She has also guest starred in Doctors, Holby City, the former Angels, as well as another Coronation Street role as Dot Stockwell in 1982.
Doreen is first seen at The Kabin, looking for her friend Rita Sullivan (Barbara Knox).