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Gordon Douglas Fenton

New York, New York, United States of America
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
May 15, 2007
Vol. V, p. 141

Crest of Gordon Douglas Fenton

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Blazon

Crest

A turtle tergiant per pale Gules and Azure between two poplar branches Or;


Symbolism

Crest

The turtle is a symbol with totemic value to Fr. Fenton and also refers to his Cree heritage. It is symbolic of the value of self-containment and of the innate capacity of the soul to plumb the depths of the spirit.