We’ve been proudly helping families for 100 years.
Originally founded in 1919, we’ve been assisting local families for more than a century. Our Griffith 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.
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.
Business is renamed J Trenerry and Sons when Bill and Wally Trenerry become partners with their father Joe.
Greg Collier purchases his first rice farm, aged 18 years old.
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.
Greg Collier marries Carol Trenerry.
Greg and Carol purchase their property Tresco.
Carol and Greg buy J Trenerry & Sons funeral business from Carol’s father.
Fire at 41 Yambil St premises.
New premises open at 202 Yambil St, on the site of the former Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Collier Trenerry celebrates its 100 years of serving the local community.