Jeffrey Robert Cairns St. Catharines, Ontario Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to James Robert Cairns and Matthew Andrew Cairns August 15, 2005 Blazon Arms Per fess wavy Gules and Azure overall three chevronels interlaced, in chief three martlets Or; Crest And upon a helmet mantled Gules doubled Or within a wreath of these colours, this Crest: Issuant from a coronet of maple leaves and trillium flowers Or, a demi-dragon Gules grasping in its dexter claw a sword Or and charged on the shoulder with an escallop Argent; Motto NON SIBI SED PATRIÆ; Symbolism Arms The chevronels allude to the idea of the name “Cairns,” a cairn being a pile of items stacked together. They also represent the three males in the family, as well as belief in the Holy Trinity. The blue wavy base represents the importance in the life of Mr. Cairns of his experiences at Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas region in Ontario by using the chevronels to represent stylised wave crests on the blue lake. In addition, red and blue are the regimental colours of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment. The gold martlets on a red field are traditional elements associated with other designs for Cairns found in ordinaries of arms.
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