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Brian Theodore Domander

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Mark Edward Domander and Robin Julia Domander
January 15, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 263

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Blazon

Arms

Azure issuant from flames in base Or a dexter forearm in armour proper grasping two speaking trumpets in saltire Or;

Crest

Out of a circlet of mullets Or, a dragon sejant Azure grasping in its dexter claw a speaking trumpet Or;

Motto

TE IN AETERNUM AMPLECTAR;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

Two speaking trumpets in saltire Or surmounted by a dragon's head erased Azure;

Differenced Arms for Mark Edward Domander, son of Brian Theodore Domander

The Arms of Brian Theodore Domander debruised of a three point label Argent; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Robin Julia Domander, daughter of Brian Theodore Domander

The Arms of Brian Theodore Domander within a bordure Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The colours, gold and blue, refer to Mr. Domander's Swedish heritage. The flames refer to the core of his career in firefighting. The speaking trumpet is a traditional tool of command in the fire service. The arm is armoured for protection, and the naked hand symbolizes honesty.

Crest

The stars symbolize Mr. Domander's degree in astronomy and astrophysics. The dragon is an ancient and popular heraldic symbol, and it indicates his long involvement with firefighting, while the speaking trumpet underlines a historic element of the profession.

Motto

A Latin phrase meaning "I will embrace you forever".

Flag

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Badge

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Differenced Arms for Mark Edward Domander, son of Brian Theodore Domander

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

Differenced Arms for Robin Julia Domander, daughter of Brian Theodore Domander

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 20, 2003, in Volume 137, page 3981 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual