Death Positive Event Series at NVUU presents an evening with Nancy Poer “grandmother of the home death movement” and a screening of her film “The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckelman” the story of one man's journey to death after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The film illuminates Jack’s legacy of hope and encouragement; empowers people with choice for their own dying; illustrates that death may be greeted with courage, acceptance and love; and celebrates that there is such a thing as an excellent dying!

Jack’s sister, Nancy Jewel Poer,  leads a discussion following the film at 7:15pm. Learn more about Nancy at

The event is open to the public and admission is free (donations gratefully accepted). Click on this link Eventbrite/Nancy Poer  or email for more info.


  • Occurred Thursday, March 8th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists

1625 Salvador Ave
Napa, CA 94558


Anne Jungerman

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