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                  Sunday, November 16
                     Brock House
                                          Life                                    Joane Elizabeth
                                                                                   A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

1. Welcome by Mark Humphrey Master        7. Words from Glen Startup
of Ceremonies                             8. Words from Caroline Purves
2. “Abraham’s Call” performed by Ed       9. "Little Bird" Angela Kelman and
   Lewis written by Allan Colin             Allan Rodger on piano
    I. The Call II.The Journey            10. “Rebuke of All Rebukes”
3. “Just a Lucky So and So” Ann Warn      11.Words from Matthew Campbell
   Pegg and cast of MTM, accompanist      12.“More and More” Megan Regehr
   Patsy Goto                             13.Words from Carol Anne
4. “ A Successful Marriage” written by    14.“What a Wonderful World” Sharalee
   Frank Howard                             and Ed Lewis
5. “Hello Darling” Ann Warn Pegg and      15.Words from Barbara Cruikshank
   cast of MTM, accompanist Patsy Goto    16. “When the Saints Go Marching In”
6. “Now” words and music by J.J.            Ed Lewis
   McColl Cast of MTM, accompanist        17.“ On Morning Tide” Megan Regehr
   Patsy Goto                               words and music by Megan Regehr

  When the Saints Go Marchin’ In
                                          Oh, when the saints go marching in,
  We are trav'ling in the footsteps       Oh, when the saints go marching in
  Of those who've gone before             Lord how I want to be in that number
  And we'll all be reunited,              When the saints go marching in
  On a new and sunlit shore,
                                          Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call
  Oh, when the saints go marching in,     Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call
  Oh, when the saints go marching in,     Lord, how I want to be in that number
  Lord how I want to be in that number    When the trumpet sounds its call
  When the saints go marching in
                                          Oh, when the saints go marching in,
  And when the sun begins to shine        Oh, when the saints go marching in
  And when the sun begins to shine        Lord how I want to be in that number
  Lord, how I want to be in that number   When the saints go marching in
  When the sun begins to shine

                                                                                                           NOVEMBER 16, 2008
         J.J. MC COLL

                                                                                                               The Secret to a Happy                    phrase “And we will live each day                  With all of this, it may
                                                                                                               Marriage                                 as if it is the first, the last, and the   surprise you to hear me say, that
                                                                                                                                                        only day we will have with each           during out life together I’ve had
                                                                                                               by Frank Howard
                                                                                                                                                        other.”                                   the most wonderful experience of
                                                                                                                  I was asked if I could tell you
                                                                                                                                                                                                  having a love affair with a married
                                                                                                               how to have a happy marriage.  
                 CONTENTS                                                                                                                                        We have married 2,285            woman:-----Joane Elizabeth
                                                                                                               Well, I can only tell you how
                                                                                                                                                        times.  Each morning we placed            Humphrey.
                 Joane Elizabeth Humphrey ..................................................3                  Joane and I approached the
                                                                                                                                                        our wedding necklaces around
                 Song Lyrics.............................................................................4     subject.  The first thing we did
                                                                                                                                                        our neck and recited in unison
                       I’m Just a Lucky So and So                                                              was lie to each other.  We
                                                                                                                                                        that commitment, sometimes with
                                                                                                               engaged in revealing our likes,
                       It’s a Wonderful World                                                                                                           tears of joy in our eyes.  Each
                                                                                                               dislikes, idiosyncrasies, and so
                       More and More                                                                                                                    night at bedtime we would sing a
                                                                                                               on.  We both said that we would
                                                                                                                                                        love song to each other.
                 JJ McColl................................................................................5    want to be alone from time to
                 Song Lyrics.. ..........................................................................6     time.  Months later we discovered
                                                                                                                                                                 We rejected the statement
                        Little Bird                                                                            how untrue that was.
                                                                                                                                                        “My parents didn’t do it that way.”
                        Hello Darling                                                                                                                   Perhaps more than anything else
                                                                                                                        We cribbed most of our
                        Now                                                                                                                             was our determination to respect
                                                                                                               wedding ceremony from Google.
                        On the Morning Tide                                                                                                             each other’s individuality and not
                                                                                                               Most of the religions we explored
                                                                                                                                                        even try to make the other “Do it
                 The Secret to a Happy Marriage..........................................7                     said they’d prepare it if we paid
                                                                                                                                                        my way.”
                 Program ................................................................................8     for it. The exception was the
                                                                                                               Jewish faith. We took from it the           If you are interested in tribute ideas please contact
                       When the Saint’s Go Marching In
      us at:
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         J.J. MC COLL

      “I was headed for Broadway”                                                                                           JJ MCCOLL
                                                                                                                                                                                     C.B.C. network and it was then that she
                                                                                                                                                                                     established herself as a radio documentarian.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Over the years her hour-long programs on
                                                                                                                                                                                     subjects as diverse as China under Mao, women
                                                                                                                            Courtesy of an anonymos blogger
                                                                                                                                                                                     writers of ancient Japan, and Red Cross Outpost
                                                                                                                                                                                     Hospitals were heard on almost every
                                                                                                                                Born and educated in
                                                                                                                                                                                     documentary series on the C.B.C.
                                                                                                                            Vancouver, J.J. McColl started
                                                                                                                                                                                         Highlights were several trips to Japan, and a
                                                                                                                            her broadcasting career as a
                                                                                                                                                                                     journey to Croatia where she profiled the
                                                                                                                            midnight disc jockey at a local
                                                                                                                                                                                     renowned painter, Ivan Generalic.
                                                                                                                            radio station, CJOR. Within three
                                                                                                                                                                                         She was also the major contributor to the
                                                                                                                            months she had her own open
                                                                                                                                                                                     C.B.C.'s "B.C. Folio", an interview show that saw
                                                                                                                            line talk show, perhaps a first for a woman in
                                                                                                                                                                                     her journeying throughout the province, often in
                                                                                                                                                                                     very small 'planes over very large mountains or an
                                                                                                                                A few more months and she was hosting a
                                                                                                                                                                                     even larger Pacific ocean.
                                                                                                                                                  daily two-hour music/
                                                                                                                                                                                         It was also during the Hornby years that in a
                                                                                                                                                       interviews/talk programme
                                                               Menopositive the Musical- A Huge                                                                                      penurious moment she baked eleven apple pies
                                                                                                                                                       on C.B.C. radio's newly
                                                               Success for an award winning                                                                                          and sold them outside the Co Op.
                                                               Canadian writer and composer.                                                          established fm band. Her
                                                                                                                                                                                         She considers herself a lucky late bloomer. At
                                                                                                                                                      quick success amazed her.
                                                               What a trailblazer and remarkable                                                                                     forty-seven she was asked to write a radio drama,
                                                               woman!                                                                                     Prior to that she'd
                                                                                                                                                                                     a request that launched a new career. Her first
                                                                                                                                                     changed jobs ... typist,
                                                                                                                                                                                     play won an award and she went on to write many
                                                                           ”More and More”                                                          receptionist, secretary (to
                                                                           by Megan Regehr                                                                                           more, usually on serious sociological themes.
                                                                                                                                                    writer James Clavell), part-
                                                                           I love you more and more                                                                                  "Mothering", about her mother's decline into
                                                                                                                                                   time fashion model,
I’m Just a Lucky So And So          I see skies of blue..... clouds of     Each day I love you more                                                                                  Alzheimer's disease, was chosen as one of the
                                    white.                                 I love you more and more                                               advertising copywriter.
When I walk down the street                                                                                                                                                          best C.B.C. radio dramas of the decade and
Seems everyone I meet               Bright blessed days....dark            Each day Ilove you more                              At twenty-seven she'd finally found her niche.
                                    sacred nights                                                                                                                                    elicited enormous response from across Canada.
Gives me a friendly hello                                                  Like no one else could love you                  Co-hosting and assistant producing "The James
                                    And I think to myself .....what a      More like no one else could love you                                                                      She has also written for film and television.
I guess I'm just a lucky so and                                                                                             Beard Show" on the CTV network followed.
so                                  wonderful world.                                                                                                                                     In J.J.'s early fifties she renewed an earlier
                                    The colors of a         You are my inspiration in everything             Working on that daily show featuring the famous
The birds in every tree                                                                                                                                                              passion for acting and has appeared in various TV
All sing so merrily                 pretty the sky                    good I do                                        New York food guru put her off cooking (and him)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             series and movies of the week.
They sing wherever I go             Are also on the faces.....of           You are that one thing I can not live            to the degree that to this day she seldom lifts a
                                    people ..going by                      without                                                                                                                           A highlight was working with
I guess I'm just a lucky so and                                                                                             pot.
so                                  I see friends shaking                  All the things that I've learned to                                                                                               Jack Nicholson in the feature
                                    hands.....sayin.. how do you do                                                             The next three years were spent in London,
Well if you should ask me the                                              better myself                                                                                                                     film, "The Pledge", directed by
                                    Theyre really sayin......I love you.   Come from you come from you                      England, freelancing for C.B.C. radio and
amount in my bank account                                                                                                                                                                                    Sean Penn. In that period she
I must confess that I'm slipping    I hear babies cry...... I watch        I'de be lost without you                         television, contributing hundreds of items, many
                                    them grow                                                                                                                                                                also returned to television. For
But that don't bother me, cause                                                                                             with a humorous slant. A disproportionate number
                                    They’ll learn much more.....than       Cuz I love you more and more                                                                                                      five years she hosted C.B.C.'s
confidentially                                                                                                               dealt with animals. If there was a lost monkey
I've got a dream that's pippin      I’ll never know                        Each day I love you more                                                                                                          award winning "50/UP", which
                                    And I think to myself .....what a      I love you more and more                         eating Dundee cake, swinging through a Heathrow
And when my day is through                                                                                                                                                           dealt with the changes, choices, and challenges
Each night I hurry to               wonderful world                        Each day I love you more                         hangar; if there was a kidnapped cat allegedly
                                                                                                                                                                                     faced by people over fifty.
A love that's faithful I know                                              Like no one else could love you                  hiding out at the Russian embassy, a sexually
                                                                           More like no one else could love you                                                                          Throughout the years J.J. has received awards
I guess I'm just a lucky so an so                                                                                           disinterested panda, a lonely gorilla longing for a
                                                                                                                                                                                     in virtually every category of radio writing (except
What a Wonderful World                                                                                                      banana, she was there, microphone in hand.
                                                                           You make it seem so easy just like it                                                                     news), and an A.C.T.R.A. nomination for "Griot", a
I see trees of green........ red                                           all comes naturally                                  Although broadcasting has been her main
                                                                                                                                                                                     one woman show she wrote about slavery. She
roses too                                                                  To be that part in somebody else's               career, her passion is the arts. It was to pursue an
                                                                                                                                                                                     also was nominated for the Y.W.C..A.'s prestigious
I see em bloom..... for me and                                             life                                             interest in writing and painting that lead her to
for you                                                                    All the gifts I see you were truly                                                                        'Woman of Distinction' award.
                                                                                                                            Hornby Island in B.C.'s Gulf of Georgia. While
And I think to myself.... what a                                           Meant to be somebody's angel

                                                                                                                            living there she
continued freelancing for the 

wonderful world.                                                           And I'm so glad your hear for me        Page 4                                                                                                           Page 5
          J.J. MC COLL
“Little Bird”
                                                   How I love you, how I long for you
                                                   When you’re free, far, far away.
Little bird, how cold, how frail you                
are                                                Little Bird, can I bear to say

                                                                                                                                         Joane Elizabeth Humphrey
Let me tuck you ‘neath my wing                     goodbye?
When the dawn comes, I’ll release                  If I could carry you to that place
you                                                Watch the light guide and embrace
Watch you soar, hear you sing.                     you
Little Bird, you gave life to me                   See the radiance on your face.
Sunflower mornings, rainbow days                    Glory, glory
Dreams of what I can be                            Glory, glory                                                                              Joane was gifted with the ability                                          sculptures called “Garden
Arms wide possibilities                            If my words could only say,                                                                                                                                          Goddesses”; and did them all
Always cherished my very soul.                     How I love you, how I long for you                                                    to write poetry, prose, lyrics and
Glory, glory                                       When you’re free, far, far away.                                                      music; to paint and sculpt as well as                                          passionately, beautifully and
Glory, glory                                                                                                                                                                                                            with her completely unique
If my words could only say                                                                                                               having the gift of friendship.                                                 vision. 

“Hello Darling”                                                        ”Now”                            “On the Morning                      Born in Vancouver on                                                       She first went to Hornby Island
                                       J.J. said don’t let yourself
(Tribute to J.J. Mcoll)                down.                                                            Tide”                            December 24, 1936, Joane                                                       in 1970 and has had a parallel
                                                                       I put my fingers on my pulse
Music and Lyrics by Ann                Come on and smile.              And feel it beating.                                              Elizabeth Humphrey, died of                                                    life there ever,since. Her
                                       Don’t give me that frown.                                        I'll write you in a language
Warn Pegg                              You can be know all over        I put my fingers on my pulse      of words                         ALS in White Rock, BC on                                                       cottage and friends on Hornby
Arrangement Patsy Goto                 this town. If you do it.        Kerpow!                          That have so much more
                                                                       A message from the heart that                                     September 23, 2008. She is                                                     Island have given her much
Darling backup singers                 You just got to go through                                       meaning than anything
                                       it.                             keeps repeating                  I'll write you in a language     survived by her beloved                                                        joy, pleasure and solace over
Patricia Dahlquist, Susinn             Do it now.                      Now, now, now.                   of words                         husband and soul mate, Frank                                                   the years. Many thanks to
McFarlane, Candace                                                                                      That you can feel and I
                                       J.J. said don’t let yourself    One step at a time                                                Howard, former NDP MP and                                                      Sharalee Regehr Lewis, her
O’Connor                               down.                                                            can sing
                                       Come on and smile and           I am in clover;                  I'll write you poems and         MLA, Skeena, BC.                                                               good friend, for acting as
                                                                       The future’s unknown             I'll write you love              Predeceased by her mother,
“ Hello darling” is what you           don;t give me that frown,                                                                                                                                                        Joane’s medical advocate
                                                                       The past is over.                I'll write you answers I'll
used to say.                           You can be known all over                                                                         Isabella, in 1992, by her                                                      during his brief and terrible
                                       this town.                                                       send by a dove
“Hello darling”I miss you                                              I put my fingers on my pulse      I'll write you letters with it   brother Jack in 1987, she is
everyday.                              I’ll be right there with you.   And feel it beating.             all inside                                                                                                      illness. Many thanks to her
                                       J.J. loved Marvyn.              I put my fingers                                                   survived by her beloved
You filled my world with so                                                                              I'll drop you a line on the                                                  Garden Goddess at Hornby           good friend and agent , Moyr a
much fun.                              I said sexual healing           Biff! Bam !Pow!                  morning tide                     brother Lawrence and wife
                                                                                                                                                                                     Photography by Isabellita          Rodger of Out t o See
Lit up the room for                    She also like James Brown       A message from the heart         On the morning tide              Maria, of Barcelona, Spain.
everyone.                              But there is someone she        That keeps repeating             On the morning tide              She is also survived by her                                                    Entertainment for taking care
Hello darling X 3                      adored.                         Now, now, now.                   On the morning tide                                                                                             of business.
                                                                                                                                         loving nieces and nephews –             known as JJ McColl, a brilliant
                                       She loved her Frankie singi’                                                                                                                                                     	       Thanks to the doctors
And she said….                                                         Easy does it                  I'll write you in a language        John, Lesley, Paul, Mark,               and award-winning
“Hello darling”                                                        That’s what I follow          of words                                                                                                           and nurses at Peace Arch
I’m beaming love to you.               “The birds in the trees they                                                                      Andy, (Jack’s children) and             international radio and TV
                                                                       One bite at a time’s all I canThat have so much more                                                                                             Hospital who made her
“Hello darling”                        sing so merrily                                               meaning than anything               Bruce, Joan and Isabellita              broadcaster with CBC, BBC,
Kind thoughts to see you               She was happy.                  One step at a time            I'll write you in a language        (Lawrence’s children). She is           COI ( she was Vancouver ’ s            comfortable and cared for her
through.                               But she says do it now.         I am in clover;               of words                                                                                                           so well in the Palliative Care
 Many times you shared                                                                               That you can feel and I             also survived by Frank’s loving         first “ Girl Di sc Jockey” in
                                                                       The future’s unknown                                                                                                                             Ward. She loved them all and
Encouraged beyond the                                                  The past is over.             can sing                            step-children Tony and                  1964), she wrote an award-
pale.                                                                                                I'll draw you pictures that         Danielle. Joane loved cats all          winning radio play called              was very grateful for the good
Always from your heart, at                                             I put my fingers on my pulse you've never seen                                                                                                    care and attention she
this you never failed.                                                                               And I'll paint you art on a         her life and is survived by her         “Mothering” and a highly
                                                                       And feel it beating.                                                                                                                             received from them and for the
“Hello darling”X3                                                      I put my fingers on my pulse velvet screen                         beloved cat friend, Pip David           successful musical called
                                                                       Kerpow!                       I'll show you the world, I'll       Humphrey.                               “Menopositive, the                     room with the beautiful view.
If you’re going to do it,                                              A message from the heart that write you a dream
Don’t take your time you                                               keeps repeating               I'll write you in a language            Joane had the gift of               Musical” , later known as
just do it. (Do it Now).                                                                             of words                            friendship. Left to mourn are           “We’re Still Hot,
                                                                       Now, now, now.
                                                                                                     Oh, I'll write you in a
When you going to do it?                                                                             language of....                     many, many friends around the           Menopositive the Musical”.
(do it Now)
You can get through it . (Do                                                                         I'll drop you a line                world who all felt that Joane           
        She was gifted with the
it Now)                                                                                              On the morning tide                 was their best friend.                  ability to write poetry, prose,
I can’t hear what your                                                                                                                       Joane was gifted in so              lyrics and music; to paint and
saying.                                                                                                                                  many ways – apart from being            sculpt; she created a line of
Give feet to that prayin’
‘Cause you know how.

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