DR. MICHAEL YANDEL, M.D., FRCSC. Mike died December 25, 2003, after a long and courageous struggle with illness. A dedicated surgeon, Mike was a leader in the orthopedic field throughout the valley. He loved all kinds of music, especially jazz. Along with his passion for life, Mike possessed a keen sense of wit and humor that enriched the lives of all around him. He is survived by his wife and friend Linda, six children, Margaret (Gary), Leslie, John (Karen), Judy (James), Sue (Steve) and Barb, step-children Brent (Jennifer), Kelly (Lisa), and ten grandchildren. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff of Kelowna General Hospital Emergency Department, Rehabilitation, Physio and 4 East, as well as Cottonwoods Hospital for their care and kindness. In accordance with Mike’s wishes, there will be a private family service. At Mike’s request, no flowers. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.