The former vicar of Llandegai, near Bangor, Joe Aelwyn Roberts, died on Thursday at Ysybyty Gwynedd, he was 99.

Mr Roberst was also an author, broadcaster, an expert on the paranormal and voiced Welsh language children’s show Wil Cwac Cwac.

In total, Mr Roberts wrote 12 books, including “Holy Ghostbuster” which was his account of decades as a church specialist dealing with the paranormal.

Mr Roberts, was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, began his broadcast in the 1940s, when to supplement his income, he voiced the original radio version of Wil Cwac Cwac.

The dean of Bangor Cathedral, the Very Reverend Kathy Jones said: “He was unique. He was loved by every section of the Welsh community some not knowing he was a priest. To his last hours, he sparkled with love, knowledge and enthused his immeasurable humour.”

Mr Roberts was married to Margaret, who died last August, and has six surviving children.