Collier Trenerry

About us

Since 1919, we have cared for and supported the residents of Griffith and its Districts with funeral services of distinction.

While our business has evolved over the past 100 years, one thing remains the same – our commitment to being funeral directors of distinction for Griffith, the Riverina and beyond.

Why Choose Collier Trenerry?

We provide a full-service funeral business, offering every option you might need when saying goodbye to your loved one. Every aspect will be offered and arranged “in house”, alleviating the need for you to seek and supply items or services from around town.

Whether you’re planning arrangements for a loved one, or planning ahead for your own farewell, we handle things with compassion, care, consideration and discretion.

At Collier Trenerry, we offer:

  • Professional and compassionate staff
  • A century of care and quality
  • Clear communication every step of the way
  • Flexible arrangements to suit your needs
  • Meaningful and respectful funerals to celebrate the life of your loved one

Our approach

We pride ourselves on our professional approach. Find out more about how we care for families today, tomorrow and beyond.

Meet the team

Get to know the caring and dedicated staff who are part of the Collier Trenerry family.

Our history

For 100 years we’ve been serving the local community and beyond. Learn more about our story and how we’ve evolved.

Our Family. Our Team.

At Collier Trenerry, we are a family-run business, and a close-knit team. Our family is here to help your family, and this personal approach really sets us apart. Our team members are progressive, enthusiastic and caring, each contributing their own skills and personality to the position they hold at Collier Trenerry.

Greg Collier

Director

Beginning his career as a rice farmer, Greg married Carol Trenerry in 1973, and together they formed Collier Trenerry in 1990, buying the business originally established by Carol’s grandfather in 1919. As well as being a Funeral Director, Greg is a Director in a family Agriculture company. He also has a passion for real estate and business, however it is people who are his passion: He says, “Every family has a story to tell, and I can sit for hours listening to people’s experiences.”

We endeavour to place the families we serve in the highest esteem. There is nothing we won’t do or can’t do, to bring peace and closure when our families lose a loved one.

Carol Collier

Director

From an early age, Carol was involved in the funeral home run by her parents, Bill and Peggy Trenerry, originally established by her grandfather Joe Trenerry in 1919. Today, Carol takes a keen interest in business development, and is proud of the innovative services offered at Collier Trenerry.

I’m excited about the new concepts we’re introducing, and of our fantastic staff, who will see Collier Trenerry continue to be funeral directors of distinction well into the future.

Talome Tengere

Funeral Director

Talome is a “people person” and loves to help and lead families through the funeral journey. Her love of people is evidenced in her warm personality and smile.

As the youngest member of the team, Talome brings energy and enthusiasm to the role. In her five years at Collier Trenerry, Talome has learnt all aspects of the funeral industry. She is a member of the Griffith East Inner Wheel and Multicultural Group of Griffith and says her family have been great supporters of her career.

It gives me great satisfaction to be part of a family’s journey through the most difficult time of their lives, and to help lead them back into the sunshine of life.

Garry Bazzacco

Business Development Manager

Newest team member Garry brings with him 50 years’ experience working in the local community. Having run a successful photography business for decades, he is known for his professional approach and excellent customer service. Garry is working with Collier Trenerry on business development, conducting funeral services and hosting grief and loss seminars.

Garry says there are many similarities between the photography business and the funeral industry: “Both deal with strong emotions, creating memories and celebrating families.”

I love helping people, in the good times and the not so good. The people of Griffith have supported me for 50 years, and now I want to give back in a way that supports the local community.

Vanessa Barnes

Pre-paid Funeral Planner/Receptionist/Administration

Vanessa’s quiet but warm demeanour brings comfort and security to families who either phone or walk in, seeking advice after having lost a loved one.

Working with families at Collier Trenerry, Vanessa appreciates the importance of listening, during what can be an overwhelming time. Assisting families with pre-paid funerals is an important role that Vanessa is proud to fulfil, helping families achieve peace of mind with a planned final goodbye. Further to her role as receptionist, she also covers all aspects of administration for the business, including accounts and bookkeeping.

 

I enjoy guiding families on their journey and taking the time to help when a loved one has passed.

Let our professional team take the stress out of planning a funeral.

When you need a caring friendly family to lean on contact Talome, Greg or Garry at Collier Trenerry. They will support you all the way.