Brian James Jerome Cole

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
January 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 329

Arms of Brian James Jerome Cole
Arms of Brian James Jerome Cole
Flag of Brian James Jerome Cole
Badge of Brian James Jerome Cole
 
Arms of Brian James Jerome Cole

Arms of Brian James Jerome Cole

Blazon

Vert a sword point in base Argent, its pommel and guard set with four bezants, surmounted by a star of life Or charged with a rod of Aesculapius Vert its serpent Argent, on a chief enarched Argent a pallet between two pallets wavy Azure;

Symbolism

Green, as the colour of health, represents Mr. Cole’s leadership in the Ontario Council of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. The sword is symbolic of sacrifice and mercy, ideals demonstrated by Mr. Cole through his life of service. Its four gold pommels allude to Mr. Cole’s wife and three children. The star of life symbolizes his training as a health services administrator, registered nurse, and certified paramedic. The wavy blue stripes, evocative of waterfalls, symbolize his birthplace of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and his later residences in its environs. The arched line also appears in the arms of the City of Niagara Falls.

Crest

Blazon

A Yorkshire terrier statant erect guardant on a mount of coal proper and supporting a rod of Aesculapius Argent its serpent Vert;

Symbolism

The black rocks—lumps of coal—are a canting reference to Mr. Cole’s surname. The Yorkshire Terrier refers to the pets which have brought joy to Mr. Cole, his wife, and his family. Because Yorkshire terriers once worked in coal mines to control rodents, it also alludes by metonymy to the name Cole. The staff and snake is a symbol of healing, alluding to the work of Mr. Cole in the health sector.

Motto

Blazon

LIVE AS A SERVANT-LEADER;

Symbolism

This motto affirms Mr. Cole’s approach to leadership, placing service above self.

Flag of Brian James Jerome Cole

Flag of Brian James Jerome Cole

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

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

Badge of Brian James Jerome Cole

Badge of Brian James Jerome Cole

Blazon

A demi-eagle wings elevated and addorsed Sable holding in its beak a sword point in chief Argent, its pommel and guard set with four bezants, its blade entwined about by a serpent Vert, all issuant from a palisado crown Or;

Symbolism

The crown in the form of a palisade symbolizes protection, and thus evokes Mr. Cole’s interest in the history of the Hospitaller Order as protector of the sick and injured. The black eagle evokes his German ancestry. The sword and snake allude to military medical units with which he served.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 27, 2021 in Volume 7, page 329 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters Patent granting Heraldic Emblems to Brian James Jerome Cole

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Robert S. Bengry

Calligrapher

Kathy Feig

Recipient Type

Individual