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Jonathan Hepner Funerals

132 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

Vince Hrkac 18th Aug 2019

from the point of call to the end they were 5 star from service and very helpful. Thanks so much for what you guys have done for us can’t thank you enough

Julie Tucker 16th Aug 2019

The care and consideration that was given to our family from the team from the beginning right through to after the service was highly appreciated. Everyone was very professional and very caring, especially Nikki who was a pleasure to work with and delivered everything we could have asked for. We couldn’t speak more highly of the service received. Thank you again

Tim Caithness 10th Aug 2019

Jackson was fantastic. He was so understanding and professional. Would highly recommend. Tim Caithhness

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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

Alex "Moose" Muir

Dec 1944 - Aug 2019

Stan Hrkac

Feb 1972 - Aug 2019

Margaret (Betty) HUGHES

Mar 1938 - Aug 2019

David Caithness

Dec 1938 - Jul 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Vince Hrkac 18th Aug 2019

    from the point of call to the end they were 5 star from service and very helpful. Thanks so much for what you guys have done for us can’t thank you enough

  • 5 Julie Tucker 16th Aug 2019

    The care and consideration that was given to our family from the team from the beginning right through to after the service was highly appreciated. Everyone was very professional and very caring, especially Nikki who was a pleasure to work with and delivered everything we could have asked for. We couldn’t speak more highly of the service received. Thank you again

  • 5 Tim Caithness 10th Aug 2019

    Jackson was fantastic. He was so understanding and professional. Would highly recommend. Tim Caithhness

  • 5 David Kilfoyle 5th Aug 2019

    I cannot speak highly enough of Jonathan Hepner Funeral services. They were supportive and considerate of all our needs during an emotional and turbulent time. Their arrangements were made with a minimum of fuss and were carried out impeccably.

  • 5 Stephen Kilpatrick 31st Jul 2019

    The rating 'excellent' barely does justice to the wonderful care and guidance and the 'extra mile' we experienced in the attentiveness of Nikki and her team. The TimTams certainly 'wowed' us or at least the fact that they were sourced after the mention of mums love for timtams during the tributes time. I personally was quite staggered by the beauty of both the sanctuary and the afternoon tea arrangements when I walked in. And I understand JHFs has a great relationship with East Geelong Uniting Church here. Guys, you blessed us wonderfully. Thank you.

  • 5 Ian Roberts 8th Jul 2019

    Excellent service

  • 5 James Paterson- Robinson 5th Jul 2019

    Thank you for your great service. You Made a difficult time into a great memory and celebration of my mother’s life.  Thank you. 

  • 5 Fiona Carroll 2nd Jul 2019

    Could not fault anything about Jonathan Helmer Funerals. The service I received was excellent! They took the stress away during a very difficult time and were very respectful throughout the entire process. I personally cannot thank them enough!

  • 5 Tina Gordon 1st Jul 2019

    My dealings were almost entirely with Nikki. I felt comfortable, supported, listened to, guided through the service preparation and the service. She was efficient following up with my phone enquiries and emails. I came back to Hepners after using their service 9 years ago. I received unexpected extras like filming the service to live stream for family and friends interstate and overseas. I also received a hard back book displaying details of the funeral and photos. I would recommend Hepners to anyone.

  • 5 Belinda Plumridge 1st Jul 2019

    Jackson conducted himself superbly at all times when organising my dear Fathers funeral. It went smoothly. The booklets were excellent, the slide presentation perfect. We had tissues and bottles of water at the service which were a nice touch. Nothing was too much trouble. The burial was dignified and we felt supported by Hepners staff at all times. Thank you for helping us through a very hard time. The rememberence book is lovely. 

  • 4 Marianne Verschuur 28th Jun 2019

    I am very satisfied with the professional care that was given to me during the preparation and day of the funeral of my husband. I would like to highly recommend this company to anyone. 

  • 5 Linda Glagey 27th Jun 2019

    Nikki was amazing very compassionate and very helpful.

  • 5 Jenni Labrum 25th Jun 2019

    Jonathan Hepner and team provided absolutely wonderful service. They were kind, compassionate, warm and thorough. Thank you to Jonathan and team for all of their support and professionalism. Warm regards, Jenni and family

  • 5 Mary Cockett 21st Jun 2019

    Friendly, caring and efficient staff. Great service. Highly recommended

  • 4 Margaret Frost 20th Jun 2019

    The funeral services conducted by Jonathan Hepner was everything that we could have asked for. Unfortunately the mistakes made re the catering of the ordered food did cause some anxiouseness and the wrong day for the grave digging also. Mistakes can be made and an apology has been given personally so will have no bearing on the good name of Jonathan Hepner Funerals over many generations, Will certainly be contacting Hepners if and when needed in future.

  • 5 Barb Turner 16th Jun 2019

    Would highly recommend Jonathan Hepner ,  I have nothing but high praise for their compassion &  respect to the family . Nikki Tonkin went out of her way to be available 24/7 to help in whatever way she could to help to make our Mother’s Day a very memorable and special day . Can’t thank Nikki enough for Her recommendation of celebrant Genevieve Stout . 2 very beautiful caring ladies , We could not have asked for a better send off to our mother . Of the many guests who attended , they complimented what a beautiful service and it was one of the best that they had attended . Mums life could not have been portrayed any better . Our heartfelt Thank You and forever grateful . 

  • 5 Anthony Young 16th Jun 2019

    Excellent caring service by Jackson 

  • 3 Jenny Tan Sing 12th Jun 2019

    I was disappointed that mums wishes (stipulated in her pre paid funeral) were not adhered to and we were steered towards using Hepners chapel and celebrant rather than the church of mums choice. More rewarding for Hepners but not mum. I spent hours finding and editing the photos. Unfortunately they were done before I had finished (too quick to get the job done) and so they did not have all the family in it   I was very disappointed ☹️ perhaps check with the family before you do the final ones 

  • 5 Helen Womersley 10th Jun 2019

    We were very impressed with Jackson his thoughtfulness and care was commendable his choice of celebrant was excellent she fitted in with our family in a very warm and thoughtful manner nothing was to much trouble for them both Norm would have been very happy with the service you provided thank you all very much 

  • 5 Bronwyn Kelly 7th Jun 2019

    Nikki Tonkin provided wonderful assistance and support in planning the service for our Mum, with such thoughtfulness and care. Everything turned out beautifully. 

  • 5 Stephen Habib 3rd Jun 2019

    Thank you all so much in looking after our Dad and giving him a wonderful send off also a special mention to Nikki Tonkin on a truly wonderful job she did organising everything. Thank-You

  • 5 Sharon Russell 2nd Jun 2019

    To dear Jackson , I would like to thankyou and your staff and also mark for uncle Dons service you went over and beyond and respected his wishes for a private and   Quiet Service it was such a lovely service and you did a fantastic job kind regards Nancy and Sharon 

  • 5 Tonia Tribe 31st May 2019

    Nikki was fantastic...very friendly, kind, understanding and professional at all times. Nothing was too much trouble. I can't recommend this company highly enough.

  • 5 De Leo Domenic 29th May 2019

    Thank you Nikki and your team for the excellent service. You were all very kind caring sensitive and highly professional. You were very supportive and most helpful at a very difficult time. thank you so much Domenic De Leo and family

  • 5 Fiona Wrigley 28th May 2019

    Sincere thanks to Jackson for the excellent service he and his team provided last Friday. The whole progress was new to us but we felt everything was under control with Jackson.  He met us at the church and informed us of the best way to enter so it was less confrontational for myself and children.  One of the worst days but Jackson’s team were amazing. 

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Vince Hrkac 18th Aug 2019

from the point of call to the end they were 5 star from service and very helpful. Thanks so much for what you guys have done for us can’t thank you enough

Julie Tucker 16th Aug 2019

The care and consideration that was given to our family from the team from the beginning right through to after the service was highly appreciated. Everyone was very professional and very caring, especially Nikki who was a pleasure to work with and delivered everything we could have asked for. We couldn’t speak more highly of the service received. Thank you again

Tim Caithness 10th Aug 2019

Jackson was fantastic. He was so understanding and professional. Would highly recommend. Tim Caithhness

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