We have been advised by Michael's son , Steve [OB] , that his father passed away in early March 2017. Steve writes as follows about his father:
Joined Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son in 1944 as an indentured pupil civil engineer at Hooton Park and later left for an engineering consultancy in Liverpool in 1968. He specialised in project management, later often involving large scale pharmaceutical developments. When that practice closed in 1982 Michael then set up on his own completed some 140 projects until his retirement in 2002. At the professional level he was a charted engineer becoming a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1968 and later Chairman of the North West Association of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Born in Oxfordshire in 1924, Michael grew up in Cookham, Berks. He started at Birkenhead School in 1938 having moved to Heswall that year. He lived on the Wirral for the rest of his life, marrying Val in 1958. His pursuits included renovating a Welsh long house as a holiday home for Val, son, Stephen and daughter, Adele. In the 1970s he took up beekeeping, something he did until he passed away in March 2017. In the local community he was a long time member of Rotary and the Freemasons.