Jonathan Hepner Funerals

285 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.

Latest Verified Reviews

Robert Martin 24th Oct 2021

I am very happy with the planning and the helpful staff. Due to COVID 19 we chose to have a graveside service. All was arranged well and went smoothly and on time. The streaming service went extremely well, the photos and music presented clearly to those who were watching. Thank you.

David Briggs 22nd Oct 2021

Jonathan Hepner Funerals was extremely caring, helpful, and professional in all aspects of the funeral arrangements, from the very first phone call to the end of the service and after.

Lynette Addy 19th Oct 2021

Every caring people and go belong helping you in these sad time.

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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

John Anthony   Lydom

John Anthony Lydom

Dec 1945 - Oct 2021

Joan   Wight

Joan Wight

Jan 1930 - Oct 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Robert Martin 24th Oct 2021

    I am very happy with the planning and the helpful staff. Due to COVID 19 we chose to have a graveside service. All was arranged well and went smoothly and on time. The streaming service went extremely well, the photos and music presented clearly to those who were watching. Thank you.

  • 5 David Briggs 22nd Oct 2021

    Jonathan Hepner Funerals was extremely caring, helpful, and professional in all aspects of the funeral arrangements, from the very first phone call to the end of the service and after.

  • 5 Lynette Addy 19th Oct 2021

    Every caring people and go belong helping you in these sad time.

  • 5 Peter McCarter 9th Oct 2021

    We couldn’t feel more comfortable and reassured that Jackson and his team would look after every aspect of my mother’s funeral. It was a fitting tribute to our beautiful Mum. 

  • 5 Jessica Murphy 8th Oct 2021

    Very lovely 

  • 5 Jessica Murphy 7th Oct 2021

    Elijah’s service was absolutely perfect we loved every moment of it 

  • 5 Wendy Patchett 4th Oct 2021

    Everyone who watched Rogers funeral both here and overseas have told me that it was the nicest funeral they have seen. My family and I found staff at Hepners helpful, informative, kind and considerate during our sad time.We were very pleased with our whole engagement with Jonathon Hepners

  • 4 Adrian Mitchell 3rd Oct 2021

    Very helpful in this terrible time Thanks 

  • 5 Jan Sampson 7th Sep 2021

    From the moment we met and spoke and indeed throughout the proceeding assistance- through to the Funeral Service and after - I cannot speak highly enough of the smooth guidance by Funeral Director- Nikki Tonkin and Celebrant- Wes Cusworth. I will never forget your gentle yet professional expertise - much appreciated with grateful thanks. Jan Sampson & family.

  • 5 Dale Trezise 7th Sep 2021

    Dear Jackson, Family and Staff, Words fail me when I try to express how grateful I am for the funeral care and attention you gave Neil, myself, my family and friends. All of whom without exception have said it was a faultless and lovely funeral. You and Wendy were unstinting and dignified to the extent of even walking behind the piper and in front of the hearse in Neil's final farewell in the pouring rain. I knew immediately Ned and I met you that Kerrie sent us to the right people. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts from Dale and Family and Friends. Yours sincerely Dale Trezise.

  • 5 Bernadette Barclay 6th Sep 2021

    My sincerest gratitude to Nikki from Jonathan Hepner funerals for the amazing way she organised the service for Ma. Val had only met Nikki once, which was in extremely difficult circumstances some 4 weeks before her passing at the funeral of Michael, Val's son, my beloved husband. Val was so impressed with the care, attention to detail and empathy shown that she immediately requested Nikki be the one to conduct her funeral. Unfortunately we didn't envisage was going to be such a short time till this happened. Nikki went above and beyond what was required to make sure that the memorial was something we will treasure for the rest of time. Sally Williams was the celebrant, as at Michael's, specifically requested by Val. Sally's guidance and compassion with the way she not only conducted the service, but took time and care to get to know Vals story ensured that Ma was celebrated in the way that she truly deserved. Might I add, in such heartbreaking circumstances with all, and then Covid in the mix...our family will be forever grateful and indebted to Nikki, Sally and all at Jonathan Hepner funerals. Kindest regards, Bernadette Barclay

  • 5 William Ness 6th Sep 2021

    Thank you to Stefan and the staff of Hepner's for your caring and kindness. Your support of the family through this difficult period was greatly appreciated. Your assistance and guidance with organising the funeral and accommodating our requests for Elise's service was wonderful and helped us to remember her as she would have wanted.

  • 5 Diana Pawluk 3rd Sep 2021

    Our family has used Jonathan Hepner Funerals over the decades as their level of compassion and service is like no other. Thank you to Stefan who went out of his way to fulfil specific requests during our time of grief so we could make our last moments with our loved one special and give him a worthy send off.

  • 5 Nick Bailey 31st Aug 2021

    Our family could not imagine someone to deal with who could display more professionalism, care and empathy than Jackson Hepner and the folk at Jonathan Hepner Funerals

  • 5 Sheridan Hannah 30th Aug 2021

    Caring and professional Attention to detail couldn't have asked for better care

  • 5 Paul Cochran 30th Aug 2021

    I was delighted with Stefan and the team at Jonathan Hepner Funerals as they provided wonderful guidance and support during a complex time, with changing Covid restrictions, as I organised my father's burial and delayed memorial service. Stefan responded to my questions quickly and with genuine compassion and concern. The memorial service was everything we hoped it would be. The personal touches and professionalism of the staff made this difficult time for my family so much easier to navigate.

  • 5 Valda Connelly 27th Aug 2021

    The funeral for our father was perfect and we felt supported through the whole process. 

  • 5 Erica Stasinowsky 24th Aug 2021

    Thank you for gentle guidance along the organising process. This was deeply appreciated Again thank you

  • 5 Anthony Raso 24th Aug 2021

    Thank you Stefan , Michelle and all of the staff at Jonathan Hepner Funerals for the manner in which you have handled all aspects of Don's funeral service. In these trying times ,you made everything go so smoothly and so respectfully . Your help Stefan in particular was beyond all expectations. From myself and Celine and all who were able to attend in person and on line, Thank you. Tony

  • 5 Olga Weissbacher 23rd Aug 2021

    Thank you Nikki for making this difficult time for us very much easier. As a result of your professionalism, caring and sympathetic approach our family was comforted in our time of sorrow and loss .Olga and family.

  • 5 Phil Tetlow 10th Aug 2021

    Taking on Hepners was a key step in managing the closure of my mother's life, and our family are grateful for the quiet, compassionate, and professional presence. All that was asked of them, through Stefan, was carried out seamlessly. The broader family overseas were impressed with the Service, reflecting positively on Hepners and it's facilties.

  • 5 Cynthia Nairn 9th Aug 2021

    Thoughtful, efficient, covered all details with compassion, Tony (celebrant), was excellent, highly recommend him.

  • 5 Rohan Brown 3rd Aug 2021

    We were very pleased with the the service the staff were very helpful and understanding,during such a difficult time.Jackson went above and beyond to help us organise a great send off for mum.

  • 5 John Egan 19th Jul 2021

    Hepner’s staff were very supportive during a difficult time. Their staff provided a great service and arrangements were straight forward. The addition of video link made it possible for overseas family to join. 

  • 5 Chris Crabbe 16th Jul 2021

    The love, care and support shown during the tough time of farewelling our father was amazing and made the whole process a lot easier on my mum and the rest of our family.

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Robert Martin 24th Oct 2021

I am very happy with the planning and the helpful staff. Due to COVID 19 we chose to have a graveside service. All was arranged well and went smoothly and on time. The streaming service went extremely well, the photos and music presented clearly to those who were watching. Thank you.

David Briggs 22nd Oct 2021

Jonathan Hepner Funerals was extremely caring, helpful, and professional in all aspects of the funeral arrangements, from the very first phone call to the end of the service and after.

Lynette Addy 19th Oct 2021

Every caring people and go belong helping you in these sad time.

Reviews