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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

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


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;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

A Percheron’s head couped Argent crined Or bridled and surmounting two gavels in saltire Sable;

Differenced Arms for Lyle Timothy Crow Hackett, son of Timothy John Douglas Hackett

The Arms of Timothy John Douglas Hackett debruised of a three-point label Argent; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Taylor Ann Lewis, stepdaughter of Timothy John Douglas Hackett

Azure a Percheron passant Argent crined and unguled Or bridled Sable, on a chief Or a spool of thread Azure between two crows close respectant Sable, all according to the Law of Arms of Canada;


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.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Lyle Timothy Crow Hackett, son of Timothy John Douglas Hackett

The label of three points indicates that he will inherit his father’s coat of arms.

Differenced Arms for Taylor Ann Lewis, stepdaughter of Timothy John Douglas Hackett

The spool of thread, used by a tailor, refers to her first name.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 22, 2014, in Volume 148, page 655 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual