Peter Bretherton, aged 86, of Openshaw,formerly of Buxton, Derbyshire ,died after being struck by a HGV on Ashton Old Road on Tuesday afternoon
In a statement, his family said: “Peter was a keen amateur dramatics participant who loved his singing. He enjoyed foreign holidays and spending time travelling.
“He will be sadly missed by his close friends and family.”
Police are continuing to appeal for information following the collision.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1900 of 01/10/2019.