Jonathan Hepner Funerals

414 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Carmel Visser 3rd Feb 2023

Nikki was an absolute beautiful person to deal with, under extremely trying times 

Jim Elliott 31st Jan 2023

We met with Stefan a couple of weeks before our mother died to start planning her funeral. Stefan was extremely helpful, thoughtful and patient. On the day everything went very smoothly. We really appreciated using the church and hall facilities on site. Good parking. Plenty of room for people to mingle.

Marjorie Holden 25th Jan 2023

Stephen is in deed a lovely person I found him to be caring and excellent at what he dose I felt quite at ease with him . I would recommend Jonathan Hepner funeral as a èxerlent choice of a funeral Guide . . The price was reasonable and Stephon was excellent and Kim the cellerbrent was lovely both made a very sad day go very well indeed . I am going to go through this funeral Guide for my own funeral when the time comes . Kind regards Marjorie Holden Mother of Patricia Fear 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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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

Richard   Otto Nurnaitis

Richard Otto Nurnaitis

Sep 1942 - Feb 2023

Shirlie   Bass

Shirlie Bass

Apr 1928 - Jan 2023

Joyce   McPhail

Joyce McPhail

Nov 1935 - Jan 2023

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Carmel Visser 3rd Feb 2023

    Nikki was an absolute beautiful person to deal with, under extremely trying times 

  • 5 Jim Elliott 31st Jan 2023

    We met with Stefan a couple of weeks before our mother died to start planning her funeral. Stefan was extremely helpful, thoughtful and patient.
    On the day everything went very smoothly.
    We really appreciated using the church and hall facilities on site. Good parking. Plenty of room for people to mingle.

  • 5 Marjorie Holden 25th Jan 2023

    Stephen is in deed a lovely person I found him to be caring and excellent at what he dose I felt quite at ease with him . I would recommend Jonathan Hepner funeral as a èxerlent choice of a funeral Guide . . The price was reasonable and Stephon was excellent and Kim the cellerbrent was lovely both made a very sad day go very well indeed . I am going to go through this funeral Guide for my own funeral when the time comes . Kind regards Marjorie Holden Mother of Patricia Fear 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • 5 Rodney Tepper 23rd Jan 2023

    Couldn't be happier with the service thank you all very much.

  • 5 Colin Littrell 20th Jan 2023

    A very professional, compassionate and nothing too hard approach to our Mother's Funeral. Stefan and all at Jonathan Hepner Funerals were incredible.
    From the planning process to the actual funeral service, they helped eased the families worries in a very positive and caring approach. They made us feel as if they were part of the family and made a very sad and emotional time into a very positive celebration of a lifelong lived of our Mum.
    We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone for their Funeral requirements. Thank you again to all at Jonathan Hepner Funerals.
    Joyce Pietsch's Family.

  • 5 Ted Price 17th Jan 2023

    All aspects of Robyn’s funeral were carried out in  a professional and competent manner. Showing respect to all parties. I would highly recommend them to my friends.

  • 5 Kylie Santuccione 17th Jan 2023

    Jackson was absolutely wonderful to deal with. He was extremely professional. He was compassionate and was able to make every request possible, even those that he thought were not possible. He made the effort and everything came to fruition. He did not rush us through this process and allowed us to honour our father and provide a tribute to him in the exact way we wanted without any restrictions. Jackson also made it possible for people far and wide watching via the live stream, to see the ceremony in its entirety, not just the indoor portion of the ceremony. Even the priest he recommended was absolutely perfect for the task at hand. We can't recommend him enough. When my Grandfather passed 18 months ago, he had a prepaid funeral with another company from years ago. The funeral director was cold and put restrictions on everything - the number of photos we could have, number of songs, length of Ceremony and they messed up the live stream so the last part of the ceremony was not shown. After dealing with Jackson, Michelle, Vicky and the staff from JH Funerals, Family members are now selecting Jackson at JH Funerals as the person they want to direct their funeral when their time comes. They are putting this request in place now so they will take the worry from their loved ones when the time comes, with the confidence that things will be done according to their wishes and with their loved ones being supported through the process. We all highly recommend Jackson from JH Funerals.

  • 5 Kat Dunell 14th Jan 2023

    Jackson and Michelle were amazing in helping me plan for Brett's services. There attention to detail and compassionate handling of everything was and still is so very appreciated. 

  • 5 Justin Nix 10th Jan 2023

    Hi Jackson,


    I just want to thank you and the Hepner team for everything you did for Kate and myself. Kate's funeral was a wonderful tribute and celebration of her life thanks to all of you. I could not have been happier with the funeral, the webcast, refreshments, order of service booklet, printed photo book, video production, flower arrangement, photos and music. So many friends and family who attended in person or watched remotely on line have said that it was the nicest funeral service they have experienced. I was so impressed with how professional the live streaming and recording was. Many who participated remotely due to circumstance and distance have said that they felt as if they were genuinely present. The recording has also provided all of us with the ability to watch the service whenever we want to. This has been comforting and healing for me to watch in my own time.

    You made an incredibly difficult event so much easier with such great organisation, attention to detail and support. You and the team have a genuine empathy, professional approach and respect for dealing with family and loved ones during a very traumatic time.

    I will always highly recommend Hepner's to anyone who unfortunately requires your services. Thanks Jackson.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Justin Nix

  • 5 Jeff Gocentas 5th Jan 2023

    A big thank you to the Hepner team. The help care and service was as always excellent. Again thank you from the Gocentas family.

  • 5 Nicole Fairchild 4th Jan 2023

    The family are very grateful for nikki, glenn and the team at Hepner Funerals. Planning a funeral for a child is a very exhausting process however nikki and the team helped make the process as smooth as could be. The team added in extra special touches such as a butterfly release  which was a beautiful sight. Hepner funerals helped make the hardest day of our lives a little easier. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

  • 5 Anne Bott 1st Jan 2023

    I can't praise Nikki and her team highly enough for their care and professionalism,
    Organising a funeral is hard enough, but when it's Christmas time and lots of public holidays, and I'm 200kms away, an extra level is added.
    The service went beautifully and Tony Townsend, did a fabulous job of understanding who my Dad was.
    My Family in the U.K watched the livestream and commented on how clear it was.
    Thank You Again
    Annie

  • 5 Lila McCann 26th Dec 2022

    I cannot express my gratitude enough at the mix of professionalism, patience and compassion that was shown through this company when dealing the grief of our loved one. 
    The service both on the day of the funeral and beforehand helped give me peace in the most difficult of times. Thankyou

  • 5 Rickie Moulder 23rd Dec 2022

    My family agrees with me the funeral was the best we all have been to bar none. All the staff at Hepner Funerals were perfect. 

  • 5 Roger Watson 20th Dec 2022

    Jackson was a pleasure to deal with.  Very empathetic, detail oriented and made a difficult day that much easier.
    I would highly recommended Hepner’s.

  • 5 Gillian Hill 18th Dec 2022

    Nikki was so professional but with care and compassion. She met with the family at our home and guided us through the process accommodating our wishes. I would highly recommend Hepners. 

  • 5 Delyse Hutchinson 17th Dec 2022

    Jackson was kind, supportive and flexible in planning our father’s funeral. We can not fault his service. We are very grateful and would highly recommend Hepner funerals.

  • 5 Graham Newton 15th Dec 2022

    We considered the Hepner staff and especially Stefan very professional. On the day also caring and attentive. Thank you for you support.

  • 5 Lori Alexander 10th Dec 2022

    Stefan Mazarigle and team worked with my sisters and I to plan our fathers funeral. He was kind, compassionate and  competent making us feel reassured that the day would be a wonderful celebration of our dads life. 
    We will highly recommend Stefan and Hepner funerals in the future. Thank you 
    Lori Alexander 

  • 5 Heather Grimmett 9th Dec 2022

    Jackson from JHF is a lovely, caring man who can listen, understand and make relevant suggestions to ensure the funeral and final farewell is meaningful. 

  • 5 Mano Babiolakis 6th Dec 2022

    Extraordinary service - efficient, caring - always aware of what is important! excellent!

  • 5 Jennie-Lou Calder 3rd Dec 2022

    They were amazing, so helpful and caring and took a lot of pressure off the family with everything that needed to be done 

  • 5 Amy Doull 15th Nov 2022

    On behalf of the Doull family we would just like to say how happy we were with the service we received for Eric Doull. Nikki and Glen made our day much more relaxed, with all the emotions we were going through we didn’t have any extra worries as Nikki put together a lovely service for us, her work behind the scenes was incredible, we were in good hands. 
    Thank you xx 

  • 5 Susan Wright 14th Nov 2022

    Stefan at Hepner’s was fantastic at this very sad time. Lovely and considerate in his approach and all details considered. The burial and service seamlessly delivered. Mum would have been proud.

  • 5 Alison Woollard 10th Nov 2022

    We were so impressed by the assistance offered by Jonathan Hepner Funerals, in making our Dad’s service a special celebration of his life. We would recommend using Jonathan Hepner Funerals. The compassion and guidance shown to our family made a sad time, bearable. 

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Carmel Visser 3rd Feb 2023

Nikki was an absolute beautiful person to deal with, under extremely trying times 

Jim Elliott 31st Jan 2023

We met with Stefan a couple of weeks before our mother died to start planning her funeral. Stefan was extremely helpful, thoughtful and patient. On the day everything went very smoothly. We really appreciated using the church and hall facilities on site. Good parking. Plenty of room for people to mingle.

Marjorie Holden 25th Jan 2023

Stephen is in deed a lovely person I found him to be caring and excellent at what he dose I felt quite at ease with him . I would recommend Jonathan Hepner funeral as a èxerlent choice of a funeral Guide . . The price was reasonable and Stephon was excellent and Kim the cellerbrent was lovely both made a very sad day go very well indeed . I am going to go through this funeral Guide for my own funeral when the time comes . Kind regards Marjorie Holden Mother of Patricia Fear 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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