In 1912 Lorne Trull started his first funeral business, The Trull Burial Company. Shortly after opening, he partnered with Mr. William Booth to purchase a 1912 McLaughlin ambulance and began to actively promote the ambulance business. That business was dissolved a year later however when the funeral business began to flourish. In 1914 Trulls served 42 families with an average funeral cost of $4.
After returning home from the war in 1918 Lorne built his first complete funeral home at 172 Danforth Avenue, Toronto. This new facility was used by Trull until it was sold in 1925. Trull moved the business to a storefront at 1100 Danforth Avenue. In 1931, Lorne purchased an unfinished apartment building across the street and renovated it to become his new funeral home. Trull Danforth still operates from this location. In 1931 Lorne Trull re-established his ambulance service, which provided an advertising vehicle with local doctors and families. This service ran for many years.
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