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Donald Angus Davidson
Grant of Arms and a Badge
November 15, 2016
Vol. VI, p. 649
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Per fess enarched Argent and Azure, in chief a dexter hand in benediction between two pheons Gules, in base a white-tailed deer lodged Argent;
SAPIENTIA CUM SINCERITATE;
The stag, the pheons and the colours are found in other Scottish Davidson arms. The white-tailed deer, native to the farmland of southern Ontario, indicates where Father Davidson’s family has lived for generations. The hand in benediction is a reference to his vocation as a priest.
This Latin phrase, meaning “Wisdom with sincerity”, is a response to the Davidson Clan Chief’s motto, Sapienter si sincere, meaning “Wisely if sincerely”.