Jonathan Hepner Funerals

375 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Vicki Saunders 3rd Oct 2022

Nikki and Michelle were so helpful with planning my sister's funeral. They were very professional and had answers for all my questions which helped make things easier. The chapel was done up beautifully and the photo slide show was so lovely to watch. I couldn't have asked for a more fitting funeral for my beloved sister.

Nicole Rodgers 3rd Oct 2022

Jackson is extremely kind and respectful. He guided us through the process at our pace and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Jonathan Hepners Funerals. 

Ken McLean 1st Oct 2022

Most aspects were excellent and personal service was appreciated, however program was not really as expected and organisation at the grave site could have been better.

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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

Gerald   Alan (Gerry) Spencer

Gerald Alan (Gerry) Spencer

Mar 1930 - Sep 2022

Flora   Read

Flora Read

Jun 1935 - Oct 2022

Shirley   Standen

Shirley Standen

Sep 1941 - Oct 2022

Janet   Brown

Janet Brown

Dec 1935 - Sep 2022

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Vicki Saunders 3rd Oct 2022

    Nikki and Michelle were so helpful with planning my sister's funeral. They were very professional and had answers for all my questions which helped make things easier.
    The chapel was done up beautifully and the photo slide show was so lovely to watch. I couldn't have asked for a more fitting funeral for my beloved sister.

  • 5 Nicole Rodgers 3rd Oct 2022

    Jackson is extremely kind and respectful. He guided us through the process at our pace and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Jonathan Hepners Funerals. 

  • 4 Ken McLean 1st Oct 2022

    Most aspects were excellent and personal service was appreciated, however program was not really as expected and organisation at the grave site could have been better.

  • 5 Melissa Hughes 1st Oct 2022

    All staff have been and continue to be so understanding and caring. Jackson in particular, has gone above and beyond to help our family during the loss of my Grandma. We have had Jackson take care of our family members passed funerals too, and we couldn’t trust him enough to take care of our loved ones wishes, and the support he’s given our family over the years has truely been a blessing. 

    Thank you so much. 
    Mel Hughes. 

  • 5 Elizabeth Webster 25th Sep 2022

    A huge thank you to Stefan for his kindness and compassion re organising the funeral arrangements for my husband Mark Webster. Would also like to thank the staff Michelle who is so warm and friendly. Robert and Jackson who officated at the funeral at Barwon Edge, Newtown.
    Have no hesitation recommending Jonathon Hepners Funerals and in the last 15 months 3 members of my family`s funeral have been organised with J.H. Funerals.
    Kind regards and thank you again,
    Liz and Emerson Webster

  • 4 Richard Grey 23rd Sep 2022

    Nikki and Michelle were fantastic. Professional, friendly and very supportive. 

  • 5 Sharon Welsh 18th Sep 2022

    Hi I was very happy with the service   That you did for my Aunty Nancy everything you did from start to finishing was fantastic  Thankyou xx

  • 5 Lauren Jones 16th Sep 2022

    Nikki and the team were kind, compassionate and helpful with arranging the funeral. Very happy with the celebrant they arranged to facilitate - Michael was a wonderful caring man. The service ran smoothly and was very beautiful.

  • 5 Lyn Dunphy 13th Sep 2022

    Nikki was caring, supportive and understanding guiding us through the arrangements. Nikki was also very professional. My son and the chapel presentation was excellent.

  • 5 Lisa Calderazzo 13th Sep 2022

    Jackson and his team did an amazing job. They were friendly, compassionate and very understanding. They made arranging Mum’s funeral  very easy and stress free on the family.

  • 5 Mike Deam 12th Sep 2022

    It's a time and process that nobody wants to do, but you have to do it. Thanks to the team at Hepner it was as easy as possible in a very difficult time

  • 5 Matthew Backwell 12th Sep 2022

    Jackson and his team have been excellent. They walked us through the process and made it easy for us.

  • 5 Tony Minchin 6th Sep 2022

    All aspects of this funeral of our beautiful wife and mother, June, were well organised and beautifully conducted. Stefan gave the family great support, arranged for an ideal venue, and managed the day with quiet efficiency, and Laurel Tonkin, our celebrant, conducted the service with warmth and dignity.  We received messages on funeralguide.net website, but we’re disappointed that we could find no direct way of replying to those for whom we no longer have contact details. 
    Tony Minchin and family

  • 5 Vicki Rossack 5th Sep 2022

    Jackson and his staff were extremely compassionate and kind towards family, while organising all aspects of Grants funeral with attention to every detail. Nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend JH funerals to anyone needing their services.

  • 5 Anna and Steve Burger 5th Sep 2022

    We are very grateful for the wonderful support we received at such a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble and the kindness, sincerity and thoughtfulness we received from JHFunerals will long be remembered. 

  • 5 Karl Willmott 30th Aug 2022

    truly professional and very caring

  • 5 Kathryn Clark 30th Aug 2022

    Peter clarks entire family could not have asked for a more compassionate, considerate, caring, person than Jackson. Nothing was too much trouble.Thankyou again, the same goes for Helen Trigg, (celebrant) whom Jackson recommended.

  • 4 Beatrice East 27th Aug 2022

    From thr first phone call, then on to the meetings etc to arrange things for Stan's funeral we were treated with such respect .They helped in any way they could & Stan received the funeral he had wanted, myself and the family are very thankfull for the kindness shown at this time of turmoil. Sincerely Beatrice

  • 5 Andrea Francis 24th Aug 2022

    We want to thank Hepner's for arranging a beautiful service for our Mum. We had support through a very difficult time. We relied on their experience and guidance as we had never had to organise a funeral before. Thank you to Stefan and the team at Hepner's.

  • 5 Nicole Smith 22nd Aug 2022

    Nikki, Jackson and the team were beyond amazing. Navigating all the steps whilst grieving is an enormous challenge and they just make it much easier. They went above and beyond to help us make my father's farewell memorable. I am grateful we chose to go with the team at Hepner and would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Coral and Daryl Witcombe 22nd Aug 2022

    The compassion, warmth, and empathy, shown to our family was very special and so appreciated.
    The attention to detail was immeasurable.
    Feedback from our family and friends, was that it was a very special service.

  • 5 Enid Jowett 17th Aug 2022

    Nikki was very helpful with everything we needed. Everything we asked for was done. Helping us with the celebrant and everything else. We did not have any worries on the day. Thank you again to everyone concerned.

  • 5 William Ernest Brentwood 15th Aug 2022

    Exceptional service is what my family received from Jonathan Hepner Funeral Services , from the initial contact , and right through the process .
    This made our journey so much easier , and made the service for our family a real celebration of life . Having such lovely people to work with , at such a hard time makes all the difference .
    What a well organized family business.
    Wayne B.

  • 5 Colin Balmer 14th Aug 2022

     I give them 5 stars . They were great to deal with .  
    100% Satisfied .  Would highly recommend . 

  • 5 Sharon Townson 7th Aug 2022

    Beautiful funeral Johnathan. Very caring and understanding, everything was perfect. Thankyou. Sharon ☺️

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Vicki Saunders 3rd Oct 2022

Nikki and Michelle were so helpful with planning my sister's funeral. They were very professional and had answers for all my questions which helped make things easier. The chapel was done up beautifully and the photo slide show was so lovely to watch. I couldn't have asked for a more fitting funeral for my beloved sister.

Nicole Rodgers 3rd Oct 2022

Jackson is extremely kind and respectful. He guided us through the process at our pace and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Jonathan Hepners Funerals. 

Ken McLean 1st Oct 2022

Most aspects were excellent and personal service was appreciated, however program was not really as expected and organisation at the grave site could have been better.

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