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Frank Frederick Fagan
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Grant of Arms and Supporters, with differences to Julie Alexis Drodge and Andrew William Fagan
April 15, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 497
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Barry dancetty Argent and Azure a tree eradicated issuant from a rock Or;
Issuant from an ancient crown Or a raven rising Sable;
Two lion-beavers Or and Azure each grasping a rod of Aesculapius Sable its serpent Or and standing on a rocky mount proper strewn with pitcher plants Or;
SEMPER SUMERE DIEM;
The white and blue pattern, resembling the snow-covered hills and ocean waves of Newfoundland, alludes to the sports of alpine skiing and sailing that Their Honours’ family enjoys. The rock symbolizes an ancient medium of communications alluding to His and Her Honour’s careers in telecom communication and education. The tree symbolizes His Honour’s family, with the three main branches in the crown of the tree symbolizing his daughter Julie, and two sons, Andrew and the late Richard Fagan. The spreading roots represent Their Honours’ large extended families who have deep roots throughout the province.
The raven symbolizes for Their Honours the spirit of a deceased skier, one who travelled fast and gracefully. The crown alludes to His Honour’s position as Lieutenant-Governor.
The lion half relates to the lions in the provincial arms of Newfoundland and Labrador. The beaver half alludes to both sets of Their Honours’ parents who were hard-working, industrious builders of houses and who instilled strong values in their large families. The rods of Aesculapius allude to the medical profession of Their Honours’ two sons. The pitcher plant is the provincial flower, representing Their Honours’ activities throughout the province.
This Latin phrase means “Find time always”.