Jonathan Hepner Funerals

119 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

Mary Cockett 21st Jun 2019

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

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.

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 . 

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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

Gary James Kerr

Oct 1943 - Jun 2019

Brian Garbutt

Sep 1949 - Jun 2019

Catherine (KAY) Elizabeth Clair

Oct 1927 - Jun 2019

Kevin Rogan

Sep 1938 - Jun 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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. 

  • 5 Maggie Engels 14th May 2019

    We were so pleased on how the funeral service was conducted,  everyone there was supportive compassionate, caring and catered to all our needs,  I would highly recommend Jonathan Hefner Funerals to everyone  Maggie and Marino 

  • 5 Wendy Ray 7th May 2019

    exceptional. Words cannot express our gratitude. Highly professional, empathetic and very supportive

  • 5 Joan Lymer 30th Apr 2019

    Thanks your team at Hepners could not be faulted The understanding and compassion given made all so easy which makes me comfortable knowing that my funeral in many years to come will be one of comfort to my family and hopefully the same celebrant. Joan

  • 5 Colleen Barlow 27th Apr 2019

    Excellent

  • 5 Mary Turek 21st Apr 2019

    I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the care & support from Hepner’s has been. I would recommend them to anyone going through such a difficult time.

  • 5 Amanda Gaskill 20th Apr 2019

    Our family were extremely happy with the compassionate and professional service provided by Jonathan Hepner Funerals. At such an emotional time, they helped take the worry and stress out of arranging the funeral. We were impressed with the overall service and the small details just added to a perfect send off. Thank you

  • 5 Tanja Van Dreumel 9th Apr 2019

    The service and support provided was outstanding. Highly recommend

  • 4 Bernadette Vick 8th Apr 2019

    We found Jackson from Jonathan Hepner Funerals very respectful, caring and supportive on the recent passing of our husband and father. We are most appreciative.

  • 5 Janice Harrison 2nd Apr 2019

    Myself, my son Corey and Matthew's children Isaiah, Matthew (jnr) and Tabbatha would like to thank you very much, for the services that you provided for our beloved Matthew, (Son, Brother and Father ) We really are greatful. Jackson done a fantastic job, and was a great help in our time of grief. Thank You from Janice Harrison & Family

  • 5 Wendy Payne 2nd Apr 2019

    I was very happy with the it thanks to all just the way Peter would have liked it thanks to all for a very good day Wendy Payne

  • 4 Gregory Pepyat 1st Apr 2019

    Very good all went off without a hitch.

  • 5 Janice Conroy 26th Mar 2019

    Five stars excellent their service and care are amazing 🤗

  • 5 Malianive Fonohema 25th Mar 2019

    Very thankful to Jonathan Hepner funeral director for their professional services. Also our special thanks to Nikki Tonkin for the amazing job especially in a short time. You gone above and beyond to make Frankie's funeral possible. From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much for everything. My family and I couldn't thank you enough. Regards Malianive Tuitupou & family

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Mary Cockett 21st Jun 2019

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

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.

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 . 

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