A noun describing a person who is emotionally strong.
My Aunt Sally was the [emotionally strong person] in our family.
I was originally going to suggest "Stoic", "Stalwart" and "Unflappable", but they won't work since you're looking for a specific noun. (Though, they're still good adjectives you should look into.)
You might say "Pillar of Strength" here, or perhaps even "Foundation" (Though foundation is typically used for ideals in this sense). These words evoke images of steadiness in troubling times and are usually equatable to people who are emotionally strong, bearing any hardships without breaking under pressure.
I don't know if there is an exact word for an emotionally strong person, but as allusions, these will almost certainly convey what you want.
resilient - recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.
Ancient Greeks left us this philosophy, and the stoic adjective. : One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, impassive: "stoic resignation in the face of hunger" (John F. Kennedy).