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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Working with families at Collier Trenerry, Vanessa appreciates the importance of listening, during what can be an overwhelming time. As receptionist, she is also often the first point of contact. Further to her role as receptionist, she covers all aspects of administration for the business, including accounts and bookkeeping.
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.