Mae teyrngedau wedi eu rhoi i ddyn fu farw wedi gwrthdrawiad rhwng dau ambiwlans yng Ngwynedd ddydd Iau.
Roedd John Clift, oedd yn 54 ac o ardal Pwllheli, yn gyrru un o’r cerbydau oedd yn rhan o’r digwyddiad ar yr A499 rhwng y Ffôr a Llanaelhaearn.
Mewn datganiad, dywedodd teulu Mr Clift y byddai “colled mawr ar ei gan bawb”.
Cafodd tri o bobl eraill eu cludo i Ysbyty Gwynedd ym Mangor gydag anafiadau difrifol wedi’r digwyddiad.
‘Colled mawr ar ei ôl’
Mewn datganiad, dywedodd ei deulu bod Mr Clift wedi “rhoi ei fywyd a’i yrfa i helpu eraill” drwy ei waith fel aelod o’r Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub a’r Gwasanaeth Iechyd.
“Pan nad oedd yn gweithio roedd yn mwynhau treulio amser gyda’i deulu a gwylio ei hoff dim pêl-droed Manchester City ar y teledu,” meddai’r datganiad.
“Roedd yn adnabyddus i lawer yn yr ardal ac yn boblogaidd, a bydd colled mawr ar ei ôl gan bawb.”
Dywedodd Wayne Davies ar ran y Gwasnaeth Ambiwlans yng Ngwynedd a Môn: “Roedd John yn unigolyn dibynadwy, oedd yn wir yn un o’r tîm.
“Bydd colled mawr ar ei ôl gan bob un o’i gydweithwyr ym Mhwllheli a’r Gwasanaeth Ambiwlans yn ehangach.”
Mae’r heddlu yn apelio am wybodaeth wrth i’r ymchwiliad i’r gwrthdrawiad barhau.


Tributes to driver killed in A499 Gwynedd ambulances crash

A driver who was killed after two ambulances crashed in Gwynedd devoted “his life and career to help others”, his family have said.
The incident between a 999 ambulance and a patient care service ambulance happened on the A499, north of Y Ffor, on Thursday afternoon.
John Clift, 54, from Pwllheli, was driving the patient care service ambulance and died at the scene.
In a tribute, his family said he was “well known and liked by many people”.
Mr Clift had worked for Pwllheli Fire and Rescue Service for 26 years and a patient care services driver for the NHS, based in Pwllheli, for 12 years.
“To his family he was a loving partner to Hilary, stepdad to Matthew and Ceri, adoring taid to Hannah, brother to Pat and David, uncle to Sharon, Tracy, William, Mark, Phillip, Steven and Jamie,” the tribute added.
“When not working he liked nothing more than spending time with his family and watching his favourite Manchester City football team on television.
“He was well known and liked by many people in the local area and he will be greatly missed by everyone.”
Wayne Davies, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s locality manager for Anglesey and Gwynedd, added: “John was a reliable and trustworthy individual, who was truly one of the team.
“He will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues in Pwllheli and the wider Welsh Ambulance Service family.”
Three people in the other vehicle were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious injuries.
North Wales Police is investigating and has appealed for witnesses.
‘Absolutely devastated’
The Welsh Ambulance Service said it would support staff in Pwllheli and the wider Gwynedd area “over the coming days”.
Sonia Thompson, the trust’s head of operations in north Wales, said: “We were all absolutely devastated to hear about this tragic accident and our thoughts are with everyone involved.
“We’re doing everything we can to support our affected colleagues and are working hard to understand what happened.”
Union Unison regional secretary Margaret Thomas said the incident had devastated staff at the ambulance service and she paid tribute to paramedics and technicians who attended the accident scene.

ffynhonnell / source: BBC