Jonathan Hepner Funerals

91 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

Valentina Kufner 19th Feb 2019

Hi, I have nothing but respect for the way we were treated by Nikki Tonkin, from our first meeting we were thought of as family and nothing we asked for in either help with the direction or style we wished for our mother was ever doubted. Nikki is an absolute asset to the company and just a lovely person, I also have so much respect for the way my mother was cared for throughout the process, from the way we left her in the hospital after the 24 hours of seeing her take her last breath, the way she looked on the day of the funeral she looked absolutely angelic and beautiful and i can't thank the mortician enough also for the care given to mum and to the family for our last viewing and farewells. Kind Regards, Tina Kufner.

John Di-Masi 12th Feb 2019

The staff were marvelous, whenever they were needed they were there; but later I realised they never made themselves stand out they worked in the background always ensuring our focus was were it was needed to be on the day. Planning a funeral for a loved one is emotionally hard, I would like to give special thank you to Nikki for her caring and understanding making the arrangements easy and uncomplicated

Flyn Loughlin 8th Feb 2019

A1. Very thoughtful and precise. Nikki was fantastic throughout the whole process. 

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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

Howard Lehmann

Jun 1935 - Feb 2019

Olive Mavis Smith

Mar 1924 - Feb 2019

Jelena Kufner

May 1934 - Feb 2019

Dimitri Piatkov

Nov 1956 - Feb 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Valentina Kufner 19th Feb 2019

    Hi, I have nothing but respect for the way we were treated by Nikki Tonkin, from our first meeting we were thought of as family and nothing we asked for in either help with the direction or style we wished for our mother was ever doubted. Nikki is an absolute asset to the company and just a lovely person, I also have so much respect for the way my mother was cared for throughout the process, from the way we left her in the hospital after the 24 hours of seeing her take her last breath, the way she looked on the day of the funeral she looked absolutely angelic and beautiful and i can't thank the mortician enough also for the care given to mum and to the family for our last viewing and farewells. Kind Regards, Tina Kufner.

  • 5 John Di-Masi 12th Feb 2019

    The staff were marvelous, whenever they were needed they were there; but later I realised they never made themselves stand out they worked in the background always ensuring our focus was were it was needed to be on the day. Planning a funeral for a loved one is emotionally hard, I would like to give special thank you to Nikki for her caring and understanding making the arrangements easy and uncomplicated

  • 5 Flyn Loughlin 8th Feb 2019

    A1. Very thoughtful and precise. Nikki was fantastic throughout the whole process. 

  • 5 David Bowden 1st Feb 2019

    Excellent service 

  • 5 George Fomin 23rd Jan 2019

    My family have used Jonathon Hepner and have found he and his staff excellent.

  • 5 Wendy Toffolon 19th Jan 2019

    kindness and support , 

  • 5 Sandra Hill 14th Jan 2019

    Everything ran smoothly and on time. Even extra care was taken so that the flowers on the coffin were pink and white - pink being my mother’s favourite colour.

  • 5 Janine Bennett 11th Jan 2019

    Excellent professional and compassionate. Amazing people

  • 5 Ian Hughes 11th Dec 2018

    Very helpful, friendly and caring . Could not fault the service given. 

  • 5 Cheryl Cassidy 26th Nov 2018

    Jackson was absolutely wonderful, he was understanding, sympathetic, compassionate and catered to all our needs. I have the utmost respect for such a wonderful family business.

  • 5 Andrew Cavenett 25th Nov 2018

    Jonathan Hepner Funerals facilitated a professional and compassionate service for Simon Cavenett. Everything went to plan and there were no issues. Simon's family are most appreciative and indebted that Simon's life was celebrated as he would have approved. The staff were attentive and professional.

  • 5 Jeff Cervinski 16th Nov 2018

    Jackson and the team at Hepners Funerals were very compassionate, sincere and professional throughout the entire process. Their attention to detail and effort to ensure they truly understood what we wanted were second to none.

  • 5 Debbie Bailey 16th Nov 2018

    They made our family feel like we where part of there family, wonderful people, very professional, our mum looked amazing for the viewing, exactly how we asked her to look, we wouldn’t go anywhere else, everything we asked for was no trouble at all. Thank you for making our mums celebration of her life so special. 

  • 5 Doris Stewart 15th Nov 2018

    I am very grateful to everyone at Johnathan Hepner Funerals. The funeral service was excellent and everyone said that’s how I want my funeral to be like.                                                     Thank you to everybody. Sincerely.   Doris  Stewart 

  • 5 Ed Dolista 30th Oct 2018

    Jackson and his team were wonderful and supportive at this difficult time.

  • 5 Rachel Robinson 21st Oct 2018

    Jackson at Jonathan Hepner funerals did an amazing job of my dads funeral and they were very supportive through the entire process. They accommodated his very small budget and went above and beyond for us his family. Thanks again for a wonderful service 

  • 5 Jenny Morcombe 3rd Jun 2018

    The Service was excellent in every respect.

  • 5 George Chirnside 11th May 2018

    Dear Jonathan and staff, Our family were delighted with your service for my father Russell’s funeral arrangements. You were caring and attentive to my Mother Anna, and obliging to our numerous alterations. The service at the chapel was drama free, and we all enjoyed the Rosella peering in on the congregation and imagined it was Russell checking out who came to his funeral! We ended up with 200-250 at the Golf Club which amazed us. Many thanks again  George Chirnside 

  • 5 Annette McKay 8th May 2018

    Jonathan Hepner did a wonderful job helping us to organise our mother's funeral. He was a great help with making sure everything ran like clockwork. He even helped at the afternoon tea afterwards. I would not hesitate to recommend his business to other people.

  • 5 Barb Anderson 7th May 2018

    The funeral for our Grandpa was handled with the utmost care and attention to detail. It will be a day to remember for the rest of our lives.

  • 5 Angela Zarli 1st May 2018

    We would like to thankyou Jackson for the care and compassion and understanding you have shown us through this difficult time for us. You exceeded all our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better service for our dad (Tony). Father Prakash did a lovely service and we are thankful that he did the mass for us. Also, it was very touching when we went passed our house, Jackson left a flower in our front door, that was so beautiful. I highly recommend Jonathan Hepner Funerals to anyone. Thankyou so much again Jackson. We are forever grateful to you. Yours sincerely Angela and Letizia. Zarli xxx

  • 5 Anna Christesen 17th Apr 2018

    Helpful patient and considerate

  • 5 Donna Bedggood 27th Mar 2018

    Hi Johnathan and Jackson, The family was extremely happy with the attention to detail and correspondence with family members regarding the service. The day was perfectly run to a schedule. Congratulations on being such a professional business in the Funeral Directors World. I personally was affected by the fires in the South West and Jackson was mindful of this, and was very accommodating on the Sunday. You definitely receive a 5 Star Rating. Regards, Donna

  • 5 Tiffany Jones 17th Mar 2018

    I couldn't have left my daughter in better hands. The compassion they should for my family at this devastating time was above and beyond. Thank you so much for everything you did for us, trying to plan this was so hard but you made it that little bit easier for my family as we were spread all over the country. Leslie was amazing on the day as was Jackson. Thank you again for everything. Tiffany

  • 5 Leonie Ganly 26th Feb 2018

    At a time of such sadness it is so nice to have people who understand and have patience and compassion. The team at Jonathan Hepner funerals were so wonderful and helped make a fitting tribute to my sister so much easier. Thank you

Address
199 Ormond Road
East Geelong
Victoria
VIC 3219

Latest Verified Reviews

Valentina Kufner 19th Feb 2019

Hi, I have nothing but respect for the way we were treated by Nikki Tonkin, from our first meeting we were thought of as family and nothing we asked for in either help with the direction or style we wished for our mother was ever doubted. Nikki is an absolute asset to the company and just a lovely person, I also have so much respect for the way my mother was cared for throughout the process, from the way we left her in the hospital after the 24 hours of seeing her take her last breath, the way she looked on the day of the funeral she looked absolutely angelic and beautiful and i can't thank the mortician enough also for the care given to mum and to the family for our last viewing and farewells. Kind Regards, Tina Kufner.

John Di-Masi 12th Feb 2019

The staff were marvelous, whenever they were needed they were there; but later I realised they never made themselves stand out they worked in the background always ensuring our focus was were it was needed to be on the day. Planning a funeral for a loved one is emotionally hard, I would like to give special thank you to Nikki for her caring and understanding making the arrangements easy and uncomplicated

Flyn Loughlin 8th Feb 2019

A1. Very thoughtful and precise. Nikki was fantastic throughout the whole process. 

Reviews