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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.