Jonathan Hepner Funerals

238 reviews

Jonathan Hepner Funerals, Victoria, funeral director in Victoria Jonathan Hepner Funerals, Victoria, funeral director in Victoria

A caring family-run funeral home in the heart of the Geelong community.

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Warren Port 6th Apr 2021

We couldn't have been more grateful for the wonderful service we received from Jackson Michelle & team at Hepners. The kindness compassion proffesionalism was just outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble & they made everything so easy for us. We are extremely thankful for everything you did for us. From the organisation of the beautiful memorial service we had right thru to the catering. We would highly recommend Jonathan Hepners Funeral Service

Yvonne Erwin 9th Mar 2021

Very professional but caring and compassionate. 

Janice Blick 8th Mar 2021

After seeing the magnificient way Jonathan Hepner Funerals conducted the service farewelling my brother, it was an easy decision for my partner and I to make contact with JHF for our forward planning arrangements. We felt very comfortable speaking with JHF Consultant to document our wishes. My partner passed away on 24/2/2021. Without hesitation I would say that I would not have got through this past two weeks without the incredible help, support and care afforded to me by JHF Staff. Nothing was too much trouble in the organisation of the service which I needed to be a celebration of my beautiful partner's life. I have had amazing feedback from family and friends as to how special the service felt and how it was a wonderful farewell for my partner. The service was delivered brilliantly and in a very professional manner by the Celebrant, Tony Bugden. My sincerest thanks to all.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

About Us

As a family-run funeral home, Jonathan Hepner Funerals’ caring team understand that a bereavement can be a very difficult and uncertain time for families. Their role is to listen and it a little easier for bereaved families in Geelong to focus on their loved one, with the reassurance their wishes will be carried out with compassion and respect.

Jonathan Hepner Funerals can help arrange a funeral that is truly fitting for your loved one, according to faith, tradition, culture or lifestyle. Their focus is on providing a funeral that’s meaningful – whether that’s a traditional funeral with horse-drawn hearse or sedan, or a celebration of life via Harley motorcycle hearse on the beach.

The Geelong funeral home can help you to arrange a fully catered and personalised funeral service in an indoor venue or outdoor space that holds special significance to your family. Its Ormond Road premises also has its own bright and modern chapel, with parking on site for mourners. Audio-visual equipment is available to record and livestream funerals, enabling family members who love further away to be a part of a loved one’s goodbye.

The funeral is a significant stage in the grieving process, with counselling available to Geelong families after the service has taken place. Its grief counsellor is there to listen should you need to talk and will contact you after the funeral to offer support.

As an active member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, Jonathan Hepner Funerals adheres to the standards and guidelines that this respected organisation maintains.

The caring team at Jonathan Hepner Funerals is on call 24 hours a day throughout the year. Call them at any time, day or night, for compassionate support when it is most needed.

Latest Obituaries

Shirley Lilian Kerr

Oct 1993 - Mar 2021

Joy Wendolen May

Feb 1929 - Mar 2021

John Sawyer

Nov 1946 - Mar 2021

Laurel Port

Aug 1930 - Dec 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Warren Port 6th Apr 2021

    We couldn't have been more grateful for the wonderful service we received from Jackson Michelle & team at Hepners. The kindness compassion proffesionalism was just outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble & they made everything so easy for us. We are extremely thankful for everything you did for us. From the organisation of the beautiful memorial service we had right thru to the catering. We would highly recommend Jonathan Hepners Funeral Service

  • 5 Yvonne Erwin 9th Mar 2021

    Very professional but caring and compassionate. 

  • 5 Janice Blick 8th Mar 2021

    After seeing the magnificient way Jonathan Hepner Funerals conducted the service farewelling my brother, it was an easy decision for my partner and I to make contact with JHF for our forward planning arrangements. We felt very comfortable speaking with JHF Consultant to document our wishes. My partner passed away on 24/2/2021. Without hesitation I would say that I would not have got through this past two weeks without the incredible help, support and care afforded to me by JHF Staff. Nothing was too much trouble in the organisation of the service which I needed to be a celebration of my beautiful partner's life. I have had amazing feedback from family and friends as to how special the service felt and how it was a wonderful farewell for my partner. The service was delivered brilliantly and in a very professional manner by the Celebrant, Tony Bugden. My sincerest thanks to all.

  • 5 Sarah Callahan 2nd Mar 2021

    The staff at Jonathan Hepner Funerals were caring, supportive and professional. Nothing was too much trouble. They facilitated a tremendous funeral and made an arduous time much more tolerable. We cannot thank them enough.

  • 5 Brenda McIntyre 26th Feb 2021

    Our family were extremely happy with the service provided by Hepner's Funerals. In particular I would like to mention Nikki who went beyond her brief in attending to all of our needs at this very emotional time.

  • 5 Inga Tribe 15th Feb 2021

    Stefan has been amazing to our family at this incredibly sad time. He has accommodated all of our needs 100%, We cannot thank him and Hepners enough for their guidance and calmness and thoroughness. From the Tribe family 

  • 5 Andrew Carlton 14th Feb 2021

    Very good sympathetic service and any requests handled swiftly 

  • 5 Wayne Jackson 9th Feb 2021

    All our needs  were met and Hepners staff particularly Stefan were considerate and caring. 

  • 5 Fai Lazaridis 9th Feb 2021

    Outstanding service overall. Care , compassion, service - excelled in all areas to ensure Joanna's funeral was what family was wanting. Absolutely perfect. Thank you Jackson and staff.

  • 5 Frank Giampetrone 5th Feb 2021

    Nikki Tonkin is an amazing funeral director. She has done 4 funerals for my family, and she was sensational in all her dealings with the family, I cannot recommend her highly enough. For my dads funeral she even cut short her holidays so she could perform the funeral. Keep up the sensational work Nikki your amazing

  • 5 Kylie Campbell 2nd Feb 2021

    Stefan was truly amazing. At such a hard time, he went over and beyond for me and my family. I cannot thank him enough for the service booklet he created. My dad would’ve absolutely loved it.

  • 5 Lynette Rochow 26th Jan 2021

    Hepners were very efficient, helpful ,considerate and showed a lot of respect to James and our family. We are very grateful.

  • 5 Narrelle Ormsby 26th Jan 2021

    I cannot fault the service provided by the team at Jonathon Hepner Funerals at all . Our family would highly recommend these guys and gals anytime. They’re   very professional, caring, helpful  and supportive.

  • 5 Diane Warren 25th Jan 2021

    You were very helpful all the way. The only thing that went wrong was the music not played on entrance to the Church. We had a lot of remarks about it being a good send off for mum. Cheers & Thanks.

  • 5 Robert Conder 17th Jan 2021

    I would like to thank Stefan and staff for the professional way in which they arranged and carried out the funeral service for my dad. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking for a caring and helpful team to provide a service tailored to your specific requirements.

  • 5 Craig Golding 8th Jan 2021

    To all who reads this review I can only say we are so grateful for the excellent service provided by Jackson and his team. The high standard of professional service and compassion shown after my mother's passing was truly appreciated . I can highly recommend Hepner's to provide a complete service. Craig Golding

  • 5 Danielle Rygiel 4th Jan 2021

    Very helpful and Nikki did a great job.

  • 5 Paul Gartlan 31st Dec 2020

    We were more than happy with the services and the celebrant, the day went as good as these occasions can go. Would happily recommend them to others

  • 5 Lynn Heard 23rd Dec 2020

    Thank you for Jackson and his team for their care and support, as well as making everything so much easier knowing they are looking after everything. We would not have changed a thing - perfect :) thank you

  • 5 Helen Robertson 20th Dec 2020

    My family and I cannot praise Nikki and her team enough. she went over and beyond to help us prepare and create an amazing send off for our mum. Words cannot explain the emotions we feel when we think of all she did for us. if ever asked we will be definitely recommending you guys. thank you again for giving my mum her desired send off...xoxo

  • 5 Debra McCollam 18th Dec 2020

    To dear Stefan and Hepner Funerals and also to our adorable  Celebrant Tony Townsend, I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful service on Wednesday to celebrate the life of John McCollam.  You were so amazing throughout the entire experience with personal consultation, an ability to read and understand our families approach to what we wanted,  attention to detail and little special touches that went above and beyond our expectations. I especially love the memorial printed book you prepared with all the photos and tributes.  A professional group of special people and I would encourage anyone who was needing such services to reach out to Hepners With love and gratitude, we thank you. The McCollam family and all our friends xxxxx

  • 5 Brenda Kerr 12th Dec 2020

    I cannot fault the services from the staff, Stefan, Tony they all treat you as a family member. They made everything simple, just how my husband would have wanted. Thankyou Jonathon and Jackson Hepner.

  • 5 Patricia Richards 7th Dec 2020

    We thought the service was beautiful. Thank you for all the help provided.

  • 5 Greg Cain 6th Dec 2020

    The team at Jonathan hepner funerals managed to not only guide us through the process but managed to fulfill every single need we had no matter how difficult it may have been the communication was the strong point to achieving this in short Jonathan hepner funerals exceeded all expectations everybody commented on what a brilliant result they had achieved I cannot recommend them highly enough well done and thank you so much for making this difficult time far easier for us

  • 5 Yvonne Raeside 23rd Nov 2020

    From the moment I stepped through the door at Hepner funerals I knew I was in the right place. From Michelle's warm welcome to the outstanding service of Stefan, Hepner's made the whole process seamless. Stefan's listened and  asked meaning questions that lead to the perfect choice of Tony Townsend and Father Bob. His care and throughout direction ensured that no detailed was overlooked and our family was both impressed and moved by the wonderful outcome of Johnny's service. 

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Warren Port 6th Apr 2021

We couldn't have been more grateful for the wonderful service we received from Jackson Michelle & team at Hepners. The kindness compassion proffesionalism was just outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble & they made everything so easy for us. We are extremely thankful for everything you did for us. From the organisation of the beautiful memorial service we had right thru to the catering. We would highly recommend Jonathan Hepners Funeral Service

Yvonne Erwin 9th Mar 2021

Very professional but caring and compassionate. 

Janice Blick 8th Mar 2021

After seeing the magnificient way Jonathan Hepner Funerals conducted the service farewelling my brother, it was an easy decision for my partner and I to make contact with JHF for our forward planning arrangements. We felt very comfortable speaking with JHF Consultant to document our wishes. My partner passed away on 24/2/2021. Without hesitation I would say that I would not have got through this past two weeks without the incredible help, support and care afforded to me by JHF Staff. Nothing was too much trouble in the organisation of the service which I needed to be a celebration of my beautiful partner's life. I have had amazing feedback from family and friends as to how special the service felt and how it was a wonderful farewell for my partner. The service was delivered brilliantly and in a very professional manner by the Celebrant, Tony Bugden. My sincerest thanks to all.

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