Jonathan Hepner Funerals

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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

Tony Hawthorne 9th Feb 2020

A professional and compassionate service was offered for Mum’s funeral, I highly recommend them.

Miranda Fulford 21st Jan 2020

Very caring and professional 

Tony Beggs 20th Jan 2020

Stefan of Jonathan Hepner's was an excellent director for our Mother's funeral. I was pleased with the reverence her body received after her death. Likewise, the understanding of our needs and directions prior to and during the funeral and later burial were followed without fuss. Stefan was able to co-ordinate the separate events on adjoining days brought about by distance between funeral and interment. The pricing was as expected and extra care was shown.

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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

Valentine Gardner

Feb 1920 - Jan 2016

William (Bill) Johnson

Aug 1933 - Jan 2016

Robert Winkelmann

Feb 1940 - Jan 2016

Klara Kettner

May 1926 - Jan 2016

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Tony Hawthorne 9th Feb 2020

    A professional and compassionate service was offered for Mum’s funeral, I highly recommend them.

  • 5 Miranda Fulford 21st Jan 2020

    Very caring and professional 

  • 5 Tony Beggs 20th Jan 2020

    Stefan of Jonathan Hepner's was an excellent director for our Mother's funeral. I was pleased with the reverence her body received after her death. Likewise, the understanding of our needs and directions prior to and during the funeral and later burial were followed without fuss. Stefan was able to co-ordinate the separate events on adjoining days brought about by distance between funeral and interment. The pricing was as expected and extra care was shown.

  • 5 Johna Pevitt 13th Jan 2020

    Happy and contented with the service and support given to the family. 

  • 5 Helen Wolfenden 12th Jan 2020

    Our whole journey from start to finish in organising our mother’s funeral was met with professionalism, compassion, kindness and the utmost care. Our special thanks to Stefan for all his help, it’s been very much appreciated by all the family.  Helen Wolfenden

  • 5 Chris George 12th Jan 2020

    Jackson and all his staff were most helpfull they could not do enough to assist myself and the family.

  • 5 Brendan McDonald 6th Jan 2020

    Couldn’t have  asked for a better farewell for my father it was a beautiful service and the staff are Very professional and friendly 

  • 5 Sue Pavey 31st Dec 2019

    Having not been in the position of organising  a funeral before. I found the staff at Hepner’s particularly Jackson extremely helpful. He was friendly and caring, a good listener and made sure everything was organised. It made a stressful situation a lot easier to deal with. I am grateful to him and his staff. I know my Dad would have been smiling down, as his service was made so special. 

  • 5 Christa Onyschko 27th Dec 2019

    Wonderful ,compassionate, and thoughtful are just some of the words to describe the the staff and the services provided for us in the recent weeks leading to my mothers funeral, thank you

  • 5 Rosemarie Carman 15th Dec 2019

    Jonathan Hepner had arranged for the services and burials of my mother in 1995, my sister in 1996, and my father in 2000, and had done so with dignity and professionalism. So, when my husband decided that we should definitely “get organised” and put everything down officially on paper, rather than just keeping on talking about it, saying “We must do it” ...and deferring actually doing it, we knew that Jonathan Hepner was just the fellow to help us out! That’s why, in June 2017, we both (I have to admit that I was MOST reluctant to accompany my husband to discuss such things!) went to have a talk about everything with Jonathan Hepner. However, I now (reluctantly again!) have to admit that my husband was RIGHT, and also I have to agree that it was the best and smartest thing WE ever did!!! Jonathon, in his quiet way, was able to talk things through and guide us about the various services, etc., which he could provide. We filled in all our details on a form, and, when needed later, I was SO GLAD that we had done so, as those are the details that are needed for the Death Certificate. So, rather than trying to find all the correct details, names, dates, etc. when you or your family are frantically trying to find them at a time of stress, that was ALL DONE for us! We prepaid our funerals, and were told that if any situation alters and changes needed to be made, Hepner’s were more than happy to accommodate your or the family’s wishes. So, that was all done and dusted ....... and when my husband passed away recently, Nikki Tonkin, from Jonathan Hepner Funerals, came to our house to see us, and she was very caring, helpful and most professional in the way she was able to help us through the steps that were needed to farewell my husband in the way that he had wanted. So, thank you to Jonathan, Jackson, Nikki and the rest of the helpful, capable staff from Jonathan Hepner Funerals – your efforts in easing the stress to me and my family on the passing of my husband was most appreciated! I can highly recommend the services of Jonathan Hepner Funerals. Regards, Mrs. Rosemarie Carman OAM

  • 5 Rachael Murray 9th Dec 2019

    Thank you for guiding us through this very tough process  Nikkis  compassion and expertise were greatly appreciated 

  • 5 Tracy Ball 2nd Dec 2019

    Can’t thank Jonathan and Nikki and team at Hepner’s enough for the care and compassion they showed after dad passed away. Dean and Anita were amazing the night dad died when they came to collect him and Nikki was so patient and helpful in planning funeral. Can not praise them enough! Thank you for making it easier to say good bye to our beloved dad 

  • 5 Tim Clayden 27th Nov 2019

    We were extremely happy with the quality of service we received from Jonathan Hepner funerals! Stefan was thoughtful and respectful to our mothers wishes and nothing was to much bother! On the day Jonathon was on hand which was a nice touch as our father had worked with him on many occasions! Would highly recommend to anyone who asked about their loved ones funerals!

  • 5 Olivia Juraga 23rd Nov 2019

    We are so thankful to Nikki and the team for being so personable and understanding during a very difficult time for our family. The rosary, funeral and burial were all done with such professionalism and compassion and we couldn't be more thankful for giving our Dad the send off he deserved. Would highly recommend Johnathon Hepner.

  • 5 Sharron Schultz 9th Nov 2019

    To Jonathan and staff, we are giving a 5 star rating for the funeral service you arranged for our daughter and Adam's partner on 11th November. Every aspect met all of our wishes and the feedback we have received from family and friends could not have been more positive. With all your help we were able to say goodbye to our Andrea in a manner that I know she would have also given a 5 star rating. Everyone involved listened to our wishes and guided us towards a wonderful celebration of Andrea's life. With Thanks Sharron & Rob Schultz & family & Adam & Family

  • 5 Graham Lomas 1st Nov 2019

    The funeral for Robert Lomas was excellent thank you all that helped on the day Graham and Patricia Lomas

  • 5 Josephine Roberts 22nd Oct 2019

    Words aren't enough to convey our gratitude for the wonderful service provided by Jackson and his team. Jackson is a caring, patient and extremely professional person whose dedication to his craft in helping us through the bereavement process was a blessing. In addition, we were so impressed by the technology he was able to implement to live stream the service so grand daughters in the UK could participate and also the recording we have, the memorial book and photographic memories on DVD. We are so happy we chose Jonathan Hepner Funerals, family and friends were equally impressed with the service and commented. The service was in Melbourne and he and his team handled everything for us.

  • 5 Brenden Luker 20th Oct 2019

    Was extremely happy with the service they have provided  Very helpful and understanding also kind hearted 

  • 5 Elisabeth Mitchell 15th Oct 2019

    They did a fantastic job for my mums funeral and made it so easy for us at such a stressful time . Thankyou so much we really appreciate it .  Regards the Mitchell, Monterosso & raj family

  • 5 Janine Iozzy 14th Oct 2019

    Our family was so impressed by the personal care, support and attention to detail provided by Jonathan Hepner Funerals. Highly recommended. 

  • 5 Sharon McDonald 7th Oct 2019

    The funeral went perfectly. Many thanks to Nikki and Jackson making the whole event in sending off Clare something we can be very proud of. Thanks Sharron and Daryl.

  • 5 Gary Hondow 1st Oct 2019

    Nikki created the perfect Booklet,Bookmark and Audio Video Presentation. The whole funeral captured the essence of Nathan. Thank You All.

  • 5 Kate Migus 23rd Sep 2019

    First class, professional and caring.

  • 5 Melissa Downs 20th Sep 2019

    Absolutely wonderful, professional service at such a difficult time. Nikki was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Highly Recommended Thank you The Downs family

  • 5 Geoff Eglin 13th Sep 2019

    Excellent attention to detail Compassionate and caring  Full filled all Glads requests without question Would highly recommend this wonderful funeral company

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Tony Hawthorne 9th Feb 2020

A professional and compassionate service was offered for Mum’s funeral, I highly recommend them.

Miranda Fulford 21st Jan 2020

Very caring and professional 

Tony Beggs 20th Jan 2020

Stefan of Jonathan Hepner's was an excellent director for our Mother's funeral. I was pleased with the reverence her body received after her death. Likewise, the understanding of our needs and directions prior to and during the funeral and later burial were followed without fuss. Stefan was able to co-ordinate the separate events on adjoining days brought about by distance between funeral and interment. The pricing was as expected and extra care was shown.

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