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Sean Francis Forrester

Registration number 20080813A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Sean Francis Forrester are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per saltire Purpure and Or, in chief a golden retriever's head erased and in base a hunting-horn Or stringed and virolled Argent.
Crest: A beaver sejant Or gorged of a Loyalist military coronet Purpure, resting its sinister paw on a fleur-de-lis Argent.
Mantling: Purpure doubled Or.
Motto: DISCE • INTELLEGE • SERVI [Learn • Master • Serve]
Badge: On a plate, a golden retriever's head erased Or gorged of a Loyalist military coronet Purpure all within an annulus Or.


2008 Canadian Heraldic Authority

Biographical information

Born and raised outside Toronto Canada, the armiger graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Canada with an honours bachelor of business administration degree. He also holds a master of business administration degree from Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and a master of science degree in project management from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Wisconsin. The armiger has further earned designations as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and a Chartered Manager (CMgr) from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the UK. Professionally, the armiger is a senior executive for a global Fortune 500 company in Ohio. Personally, he is husband to his childhood sweetheart, father to two wonderful children, a Mason, a Scouter, and a HAM, with an interest in heraldry and genealogy.

Design rationale

Purple is a color of the armiger’s university, Wilfrid Laurier University, and his wife’s university, Western Ontario. Gold is his favorite color. The hunting horn is found in Scottish Forrester arms, and it makes a reference to the name. The golden retriever is his favorite dog breed. The beaver is a symbol of Canada and, as a builder of lodges, also represents the armiger’s involvement in Freemasonry. The fleur-de-lis represents his service to the world Scouting movement; it is also found in Scottish Morrison arms, an allusion to his wife's maiden name. She and the armiger’s mother were both born in Quebec, which is also represented by the fleur-de-lis. The Loyalist military coronet refers to the armiger’s ancestor, who fought for the Crown in the 1st Regiment of the Westchester County Militia during the American Revolutionary War. The fact that the beaver is holding the fleur-de-lis with its left paw indicates that he is left-handed.

Registered by



Personal, Original, CA, F

Roll of Arms