Jonathan Hepner Funerals

329 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Ben and Clare Systermans 17th May 2022

Nikki was wonderful to deal with, making the whole process simple in such a difficult time. On speaking with us, she suggested just the right celebrant for us. The booklet Nikki produced was brilliant and she chose just the right photos from our slide show of 100 photos. The audio visuals during the service were seamless and the livestream was clear and simple to observe. Nikki went over and above by providing shots of Marco's favourite tipple as he was taken away. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathon Hepners to others.

Adam Tomison 16th May 2022

Jackson and Hepner's did an excellent job.  They were flexible and worked to meet our needs, providing a range of options for us to consider. On the day they were unobtrusive and worked hard to ensure the funeral and wake went off without a hitch.  Very good service.

Maree Kelly 16th May 2022

All the staff at Hepners were very helpful and supportive through this sad time and as we had terrible brain fog we were gently guided through the funeral process.  Everything went very smoothly. Highly recommended 

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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

Ruža   Barešic

Ruža Barešic

Feb 1942 - May 2022

Marinus   Franciscus den Dryver

Marinus Franciscus den Dryver

Mar 1947 - May 2022

Dianne   McQuinn

Dianne McQuinn

Mar 1957 - May 2022

Alfred   Robert Cooper

Alfred Robert Cooper

May 1934 - May 2022

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Ben and Clare Systermans 17th May 2022

    Nikki was wonderful to deal with, making the whole process simple in such a difficult time. On speaking with us, she suggested just the right celebrant for us. The booklet Nikki produced was brilliant and she chose just the right photos from our slide show of 100 photos. The audio visuals during the service were seamless and the livestream was clear and simple to observe. Nikki went over and above by providing shots of Marco's favourite tipple as he was taken away. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathon Hepners to others.

  • 5 Adam Tomison 16th May 2022

    Jackson and Hepner's did an excellent job.  They were flexible and worked to meet our needs, providing a range of options for us to consider. On the day they were unobtrusive and worked hard to ensure the funeral and wake went off without a hitch.  Very good service.

  • 5 Maree Kelly 16th May 2022

    All the staff at Hepners were very helpful and supportive through this sad time and as we had terrible brain fog we were gently guided through the funeral process.  Everything went very smoothly. Highly recommended 

  • 5 Debbie Mair 9th May 2022

    Wonderful, caring and compassionate funeral home. Nothing was too much trouble.   I would recommend them

  • 4 Colleen Hildebrand 4th May 2022

    Mum’s service was terrific it all went to plan. The Hall was perfect for the celebration of Mum’s life, Priest & Funeral Prayers then later the refreshments. The live streaming was very much appreciated by family & friends that couldn’t attend in person. They tuned in from all over Victoria, the US & Ireland. All the Jonathan Hepner staff were fantastic. Special mention to the wonderful Ladies who organised the refreshments. Nikki’s extras at the grave internment made Mum’s send-off very personal and special. Thank you all. Colleen Hildebrand.

  • 5 Jamie Ganly 26th Apr 2022

    Highly recommended, Nikki and the team done a fantastic job, took all the pressure off organising everything and accommodated our needs, the day couldn't have went any better.

  • 5 Gayle Connor 21st Apr 2022

    We were able to give our Dad the dignified funeral he deserved. Stefan enabled us to personalise Dad’s service through his welcoming, caring and sensitive approach.   In a time of grief, all the staff we met at Jonathan Hepner Funerals treated us with respect and made preparing for Dad’s funeral that much easier. Thank you to each one. Gayle and Debbie

  • 5 Tina Bolton 12th Apr 2022

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  • 5 Peter Condie 12th Apr 2022

    Many thanks to the professional, caring staff at Jonathan Hepner funerals, a lovely service and gratitude for all the effort that went into the preparations.

  • 5 Leon Barwell 3rd Apr 2022

    The staff at JH funerals are empathetic, courteous and professional and dealt with our family's needs and requests in a very sensitive manner. Well done and thank you to you all.  I have no hesitatation in recommending Jonathan funerals . The Barwell family

  • 5 Gary Brogden 1st Apr 2022

    Jackson and the staff did a wonderful job in helping us give dad a fitting farewell. Helped our family with the planning along the way and every request was met and answered. I have no hesitation in recommending Johnathon Hepner Funerals.

  • 5 Peter Johnson 30th Mar 2022

    Dear staff, i wish to thank you all for the professional help and support in picking up Linda to paperwork to the service in Geelong and service and burial at Camperdown cemetary. it was a very stressful time for us as Linda was extremely ill for the past 4 years. every thing fitted into place which reduced stress levels greatly. thanks again Peter and Jake. 17/3/22--25/3/22

  • 5 Neville Holt 29th Mar 2022

    Jonathan Hepner Funerals were thoughtful, compassionate and caring. Made the whole experience as easy and stress free as possible.

  • 5 Gillian Patmore 7th Mar 2022

    John Hepner took care of my dad and his funeral with such love. Our funeral director Stefan was easy to work with and everything was organised beautifully. We can not thank everyone at John Hepner enough for sending our dad off so well. Thank you

  • 5 Michael Carbines 6th Mar 2022

    This day was so important to our family and friends in The memory Of greg

  • 5 Jim Haigh 1st Mar 2022

    Stefan and his team arranged a lovely funeral in a very short time. Thank you Hepner Funerals for your excellent service.

  • 5 John Thwaites 20th Feb 2022

    The team at Jonathan Hepner Funerals led by Nicki Tonkin were caring, efficient and sensitive in their approach. They put a lot of effort into coming up with different options for the family to consider and then ensuring our wishes were met. Initially we were not sure that a service in our garden would work, but it turned out perfectly and was a fitting memorial for our father.

  • 5 Jane Altmann 14th Feb 2022

    Nikki went above and beyond to meet all of our needs during this difficult time for our family. She was a step ahead with all aspects of planning not only for the funeral but dealing with the cemetery and all that goes with grieving our loved one. She was a master of ceremony, a planner, designer, counsellor and feels like a friend. Thank you for all you did for us.

  • 5 Beth Rogers 9th Feb 2022

    Jackson and the team at JHF were lovely and easy to talk to. Very accommodating with a gentle approach which made the whole experience easier. We're very happy we went with JHF and would highly recommend.

  • 4 Annette Rogers 8th Feb 2022

    Well  organised, don’t have to worry about the funeral

  • 5 Susan Bissett 28th Jan 2022

    Jackson is without a doubt in the right business. He helped make a difficult and sad time easier to organise.  Thankyou to all at Hepner Funerals.

  • 5 Bruce McMillan 18th Jan 2022

    Can't fault the service provide by Jackson of Jonathon Hepner's. Due to various reasons we weren't able to have a face to face arrangement and everything was done either via email or phone. Nothing seemed to faze Jackson including a last minute change of venue. Highly recommend.

  • 5 Antoinette Mitchell 11th Jan 2022

    Jackson was very gentle and understanding which made a very sad occasion less stressful.

  • 5 Shirlene Barfoot 10th Jan 2022

    All the staff were very professional, supportive and compassionate, thankyou, Shirlene Barfoot

  • 5 Joan Saunders 2nd Jan 2022

    To all the wonderful staff who conducted the funeral arrangements with such professional care. I am so grateful for the support and understanding and very much appreciated in such difficult circumstances. Thanks for everything you did to provide excellent service for our family.

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Ben and Clare Systermans 17th May 2022

Nikki was wonderful to deal with, making the whole process simple in such a difficult time. On speaking with us, she suggested just the right celebrant for us. The booklet Nikki produced was brilliant and she chose just the right photos from our slide show of 100 photos. The audio visuals during the service were seamless and the livestream was clear and simple to observe. Nikki went over and above by providing shots of Marco's favourite tipple as he was taken away. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathon Hepners to others.

Adam Tomison 16th May 2022

Jackson and Hepner's did an excellent job.  They were flexible and worked to meet our needs, providing a range of options for us to consider. On the day they were unobtrusive and worked hard to ensure the funeral and wake went off without a hitch.  Very good service.

Maree Kelly 16th May 2022

All the staff at Hepners were very helpful and supportive through this sad time and as we had terrible brain fog we were gently guided through the funeral process.  Everything went very smoothly. Highly recommended 

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