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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;
An escallop Argent charged with a pheon Gules;
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”.
The shell alludes to the numerous pilgrimages Father Davidson has made in his career to serve his faith.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 25, 2017, in Volume 151, page 1303 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of David Bowyer, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
Robert S. Bengry