Robert Norman Bedford

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Scarborough, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge, with differences to Brendon Robert Baxter Bedford, Lillian Elizabeth MacMillan Bedford, Candace Victoria Lillian Christian, Eli Nigel Blair Christian and Avonlea Margaret Mae Christian
July 20, 2018
Vol. VII, p. 95

Arms of Robert Norman Bedford
Arms of Robert Norman Bedford
Flag of Robert Norman Bedford Flag of Robert Norman Bedford
Badge of Robert Norman Bedford
Differenced Arms for Brendon Robert Baxter Bedford, child of Robert Norman Bedford Differenced Arms for Candace Victoria Lillian Christian, child of Robert Norman Bedford Differenced Arms for Lillian Elizabeth MacMillan Bedford, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford Differenced Arms for Eli Nigel Blair Christian, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford Differenced Arms for Avonlea Margaret Mae Christian, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford
 
Arms of Robert Norman Bedford

Arms of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

Argent on a chief-pile throughout Azure a demi-sun in splendour Or issuant in chief all between two Latin crosses flory, overall two barrulets wavy Azure counterchanged;

Symbolism

The gold sun on a blue chief evokes the arms of Scarborough, Ontario, Mr. Bedford’s place of residence. The two white areas beside the blue triangle symbolize the Scarborough bluffs. They also represent the new world of Toronto and Scarborough and the old world of England and Ireland, countries of origins for his and his wife’s ancestors. The wavy bands, inspired by the flag of Bedfordshire, England, symbolize Lake Ontario below the Scarborough bluffs. The crosses are for his two children, and also represent the family’s Christian faith. The sun symbolizes knowledge and enlightenment imparted through the arts and education, the areas of employment of Mr. Bedford and his wife and children.

Crest

Blazon

A demi-eagle displayed Or beaked, gorged with a collar pendent therefrom a Canterbury cross Azure, and issuant from a coronet of maple leaves and spearheads Argent;

Symbolism

The eagle is inspired by the arms of the Borough of Bedford, England and alludes to Eagle Lake, Ontario, the location of the family cottage. As well, it is the symbol of St. John the Evangelist and this represents St. John’s Anglican Church at Eagle Lake where the family worship. The cross alludes to the Anglican Church of Canada. The maple leaves represent Mr. Bedford’s pride as a Canadian citizen, and the spearheads allude to his wife’s maiden name of Hunt.

Motto

Blazon

PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING;

Symbolism

This phrase is used by Mr. Bedford to encourage his children to strive for quality.

Flag of Robert Norman Bedford

Flag of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

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

Flag of Robert Norman Bedford

Flag of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

A pennant Argent adextré conjoined with a pile fesswise Azure charged with a pile fesswise Or;

Symbolism

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

Badge of Robert Norman Bedford

Badge of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

A demi-sun in splendour rays downwards indented of a point Or fimbriated Azure;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Brendon Robert Baxter Bedford, child of Robert Norman Bedford

Differenced Arms for Brendon Robert Baxter Bedford, child of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

The Arms of Robert Norman Bedford debruised of a three-point label Argent during his father’s lifetime; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Candace Victoria Lillian Christian, child of Robert Norman Bedford

Differenced Arms for Candace Victoria Lillian Christian, child of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

The Arms of Robert Norman Bedford with overall a base barry wavy Azure and Or counterchanged instead of two barrulets wavy Azure;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Lillian Elizabeth MacMillan Bedford, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford

Differenced Arms for Lillian Elizabeth MacMillan Bedford, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

The Arms of Robert Norman Bedford debruised of a five-point label Argent during her grandfather’s lifetime;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Eli Nigel Blair Christian, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford

Differenced Arms for Eli Nigel Blair Christian, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

The Arms of Candace Victoria Lillian Christian debruised of a three-point label Argent during his mother’s lifetime;

Symbolism

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

Differenced Arms for Avonlea Margaret Mae Christian, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford

Differenced Arms for Avonlea Margaret Mae Christian, grandchild of Robert Norman Bedford

Blazon

The Arms of Candace Victoria Lillian Christian debruised of a slip of wheat Or;

Symbolism

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 November 17, 2018 in Volume 152, page 3860 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Robert Norman BedfordLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Robert Norman BedfordLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Robert Norman BedfordLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Robert Norman BedfordLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Robert Norman Bedford

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Robert Bedford, Brendon Bedford, and David Bowyer, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher

Yolande Lessard

Recipient Type

Individual