The Trigg dynasty
At the end of the Second World War, in 1945, Charles (Chas) Trigg bought a building in Toronto and started Trigg’s Motors. While the original building is no longer there, the business is still family owned and operated 73 years later. Hailing from Essex in England, Chas arrived in Australia at the age of 4. With Joy, his wife of 49 years, he had three children, Dennis, Steven and Jill. He passed away in 1994.
The whole family have been active members of the local community: Chas himself was a charter member of the Toronto Rotary Club. Steven started Rotaract district 267. Dennis received Rotary’s Paul Harris Award three times as well as an OAM for his service to Camp Quality and the YMCA. Jill has been an active member of the Girl Guide movement, Foster Care, Lioness, aged care and Probus.
Today, Trigg’s Motors still provides excellent service from its base at Carey Bay and sons and grandchildren have contributed to its success over the years. Dennis and his wife Allison are still active in the business, with their son and granddaughter taking on more of the company’s responsibilities. Steven had also been part of the family business before branching out into the chainsaw business and winning the National Stihl Dealership Award in 1992