Michael passed away April 22, 2016, in Melbourne. From Vancouver, Michael moved to the University of Connecticut for a PhD in genetics, after which he spent three years at Purdue University in the Department of Neurophysiology. In 1974 the family returned to Melbourne, where he worked in the Genetics Department of Monash University for three years. Teaching was his major interest, so until retirement he taught senior biology at the secondary school level. He is survived by his wife, Lynlee, and their three children.