Jonathan Hepner Funerals

223 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

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

Danielle Rygiel 4th Jan 2021

Very helpful and Nikki did a great job.

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

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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

Rina Hunt

Jun 1924 - Dec 2020

John Francis (Frank) Conder

Aug 1922 - Jan 2021

Thishanthan Somasuntharam

May 1991 - Dec 2020

Nancy Lillias Wilson

Dec 1933 - Jan 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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. 

  • 5 Joanne Buckley 11th Nov 2020

    A big thank you to everyone at Jonathan Hepner Funerals. Especially to Nikki and Stefan. They did a wonderful job right from the beginning in organising everything and were so easy to work with in this difficult time. The service was perfect and everyone loved it. 

  • 5 Beard Brigita 2nd Nov 2020

    Lovely caring staff who conduct themselves professionally and compassionately. All details needed were professionally provided and advice expertly given.

  • 4 Heather Baker 9th Oct 2020

    I was impressed with the service we received and Nikki was a great help and support. It was fantastic to have all of the technical details arranged, especially as we had to organise so much online due to being interstate. There were a few minor communication challenges but overall we were very happy with the service. Thank you Nikki and team. 

  • 5 David McNamara 3rd Oct 2020

    Jackson and his team at Hepner Funerals were very professional in the handling of my Mother Dorothy McNamara arrangements in both Geelong and Warrnambool. Highly recommend Jonathan Hepner Funerals.

  • 5 Paul Demllo 1st Oct 2020

    Nikki at JH Funerals was friendly,attentative, caring,responsive and adaptable in providing a service which strongly identified with my brother and his friends and relations.

  • 5 Kathleen Lewis 24th Sep 2020

    Very nice thankyou from all of you at Jonathan Hepners it was lovely ..

  • 5 Wayne Schulz 12th Sep 2020

    Hi folks at Jonathan Hepner Funerals, Most impressed with the dignity and professional manner presented in the conducting of the funeral last Tuesday to provide Iris a fitting and solemn "farewell". Also, was impressed with the use of lead singers in the recorded hymn music, which due to the restricted attendance, was a welcome initiative. Many thanks go the staff, especially Nikki, to which it was a pleasure to liaise with and the helpful assistance received. Sincerely, Wayne Schulz

  • 5 Lilian Topic 11th Sep 2020

    I could not recommend Jonathan Hepner funerals enough, particularly Stefan Marzigales our Director. He navigated so many challenges, and our sadness and vulnerability at this time to organise a beautiful send off for my dear dad. Stefan took on so many things to make the process easier and by the end even though I had never met Stefan before I felt like dad's funeral was organised by an old friend - respectful, thoughtful and the consummate professional. Our heartfelt thanks for your guidance, advice and direction. Lilian and family.

  • 5 Marie Geall 6th Sep 2020

    Our family would like thank Hepners Funeral services for their professional support and attention to detail through the entire process in arranging mums funeral for us. Being easily contactable and good communication made the hole experience much easier to bear.

  • 5 Peter Walker 30th Aug 2020

    very thoughtful and attentative service.

  • 5 Amanda Pearson 24th Aug 2020

    I have nothing but complete praise for Stefan and his team. They did an amazing job from the minute I made initial contact with them. During the current restrictions, they all went above and beyond and they were in contact every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went to plan on the day. A big thank you for making a hard day a little bit easier.

  • 5 Jenny Palmer 23rd Aug 2020

    Jackson and the other staff were all genuine and thoughtful to deal with. Everything was beautifully done and well organised. Many people also commented how excellent the quality of the streaming of the service was, which was important due to the pandemic restrictions. 

  • 5 Christopher Drew 22nd Aug 2020

    I found Hepner funeral service to be a compassionate, thoughtful process which covered all aspects of Bronwyn’s service excellently. Stefan was very approachable and Genuinely caring. Thank-you for a wonderful experience. Chris Drew

  • 5 Dr Alison Bailey 21st Aug 2020

    We have been so impressed with Nikki and the team. The funeral process was made so easy and very comforting . Thank you

  • 5 Marie Drever 21st Aug 2020

    The care and thought of everyone was greatly appreciated 

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

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

Danielle Rygiel 4th Jan 2021

Very helpful and Nikki did a great job.

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

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