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Timothy John Douglas Hackett

Dobbinton, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Lyle Timothy Crow Hackett and Taylor Ann Lewis
July 15, 2013
Vol. VI, p. 249

Arms of Timothy John Douglas Hackett

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Blazon

Arms

Vert a Percheron passant Argent crined and unguled Or bridled Sable, on a chief Or a horseshoe heels in chief between two crows close respectant Sable;

Crest

A hawk rising Or perched on a gavel Sable;

Motto

SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND;


Symbolism

Arms

Green and gold refer to the land and its riches, an allusion to Mr. Hackett’s work as a livestock farmer. The Percheron symbolizes the fact that Mr. Hackett grew up raising these horses. As a draft animal, it also represents the idea of hard work. The crows allude to the surname of Mr. Hackett’s partner, Kimberly Ann Crow. The horseshoe refers to Mr. Hackett’s work as a farrier.

Crest

The hawk is a bird of prey known for its vigilance and keen eyesight. The gavel refers to Mr. Hackett’s work as a livestock auctioneer.

Motto

This phrase is taken from Matthew 7:7.