We’ve been proudly helping families for 100 years.

Our history

Originally founded in 1919, we’ve been assisting local families for more than a century. Our funeral home has seen many changes over the decades, and survived the Depression, World War II and the new digital age. Now, we’re marching strongly into the 2020s and welcoming the innovations a new decade brings.

We’ve stood the test of time

Being a third-generation family business, we are well known within the community, and pride ourselves on the personal connections we’ve made.

We’ve evolved with the times and are committed to offering families the best possible service. Our clients know they’ve created the very best farewell for their loved one.

Our story:

1919

Joe Trenerry founds a funeral business in Griffith, using his love of community skills.

Interestingly, Jack Collier (Greg’s grandfather) started funeral directing in opposition to Joe Trenerry in 1921,  however, Jack reverted back to his trade as a coachbuilder and blacksmith a few years later. Both Joe Trenerry and Jack Collier were Masonic Masons, and attended Lodge together.

Joe Trenerry was a real entrepreneur. At one time he was a plumber/tank builder, he owned a sawmill in Tumut with his brother, he started a soft drink business in Griffith and he was a Funeral Director. He was a man of great stature and a very generous man helping many people less fortunate than himself.

1945

Business is renamed J Trenerry and Sons when Bill and Wally Trenerry become partners with their father Joe.

1968

Greg Collier purchases his first rice farm, aged 18 years old.

1970

Joe Trenerry passed away in 1970 and Bill and Wally took over the reigns of J Trenerry and sons.

Bill and Wally ran the funeral home with professionalism and compassion for the next 20 years, when Greg and Carol (Bill Trenerry’s daughter) purchased the business in 1990.

1973

Greg Collier marries Carol Trenerry.

1979

Greg and Carol purchase their property Tresco.

1990

Carol and Greg buy J Trenerry & Sons funeral business from Carol’s father.

1997

Fire at 41 Yambil St premises.

1999

New premises open at 202 Yambil St, on the site of the former Seventh Day Adventist Church.

2019

Collier Trenerry celebrates its 100 years of serving the local community.

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.