Charles Burgoin, CD, FSA Scot.
Registered: The International
Register of Arms, 12th June 2019. Registration No. 0500 (Vol.3).
Arms: Quarterly Sable and Gules a
cross Ermine between 1st and 4th three caltrops and 2nd and 3rd a
Crest: A demi-tyger Gules
collared, chained and holding a torch enflamed Or.
Badge: A tyger's face Gules jessant
of a Latin cross patonce Ermine.
Motto: I Pass Through This World
The Canadian Heraldic Authority December 15, 2016 Vol.151, p.1304.
Recorded in the Public Registry of Arms, Flags & Badges of Canada
Vol. 5, p. 654. Original concept of the armiger (Arms) and Mr. Bruce
Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada (Crest & Badge), assisted
by Mrs. Manon Labelle, Miramichi Herald.
Arms: The cross
indicates the armiger's Christian faith, and the ermine pattern
alludes to the ermine in the arms of Lincolnshire England, from
where his paternal ancestors resided. The caltrops are a
medieval weapon and thus allude to his career in the Canadian
Armed Forces and interest in military history. They are places
in an arrangement of two over one in Or, as a reference to the
fleur-de-lis in France's arms where the armiger's family
emanates, and further placed in Quartering 1 and 4 to draw on
those of the early arms of England, from the period of time when
his paternal family is known to have arrived in England. The
martlet, which appears in other Burgoyne arms, is a bird always
in flight and thus represents a constant seeking of knowledge
and adventure. The field of Gules is the colour of the Canadian
Army, while Sable alludes to constancy and prudence. In
addition, the arms are in a similar layout as those of the
province of Newfoundland and Labrador and allude to his maternal
grandmother's lineage from this province of Canada.
Crest: The tiger is one of the supporters of the arms of
Hamilton, Ontario, the armiger's birthplace. The use of the
heraldic form of the tiger (tyger) alludes to the armiger's vast
knowledge and passion for heraldry. The torch symbolizes
enlightenment and reflects his involvement and membership in the
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons fraternity. The collar and the
chain, inspired by livery collars and chains of office,
represent his support and loyalty to the Crown and the
Sovereign, and his call to service in various offices of
||Motto: Taken from the
beginning of a Quaker proverb first recorded c. 1859. "I
PASS THROUGH THIS WORLD BUT ONCE", therefore if there maybe
any kindness I can show or any good that I can do, to any
fellow being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect
it, for I shall not pass this way again
Badge: The face of the heraldic
tyger is taken from the crest, and the cross alludes to that
in the arms. Together, these two elements link his ancestors'
past with the present.
Seal: The Reverend Canon David Bowyer, MDiv, FRHSC designed
a seal in May 2017 depicting the armiger's arms surmounted by
a triple-turreted tower and circumscribed by alternating
trefoil arches and fleur-de-lis, the whole of which is
surrounded by the Latin inscription "SIGILLVM + IASONIE +
CAROLI + BVRGOIN" in Uncial script.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1982, the son of Danny
Walter Burgoin of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Kim Lorry
Webster of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the grandson of
paternal grandparents Lawrence Burgoin of Leeds, Yorkshire,
England and Sarah Hunter McKenzie of Greenock, Renfrewshire,
Scotland. His maternal grandparents are Ross Henry Webster
and Bernice Alice Sinyard both of Toronto, Ontario. The
armiger spent most of his upbringing raised by his mother
and stepfather, Wallace Frances Manning of Windsor, Ontario,
Canada, in the Essex County region of Ontario, and now
resides in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with common-law partner
Jesse Gregory Baillargeon of Essex, Ontario, Canada.
is a former student of Huron University College, University
of Western Ontario; he was commissioned as an Officer in the
Canadian Armed Forces in 2001. During his carrier he has
held positions in Windsor Ontario, Area Support Unit London,
and Canadian Forces Base Trenton, prior to being posted to
Canadian Forces Base Borden. At the time of publication, he
holds the rank of Captain and is the J5 Plans Officer at
Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central).
A herald of arms by inclination, he is the National First
Vice President of Royal Heraldry Society and President of
the Toronto Branch. He was honoured with the Society's
Meritorious Service Award in 2019 and has been a
long-standing editor of “Hogtown Heraldry”. His thirst for
research in the art and science of heraldry spans far beyond
the borders of Canada, with special interest in British and
French heraldry, as well as sigillography. In addition, he
holds membership of the The Heraldry Society (United
Kingdom), The White Lion Society, The Order and Medals
Research Society, The Canadian Society of Military Medals
is a member of the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, within
the Grand Lodge of Canada, in the Province of Ontario A.F. &
A.M, and Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemason of
Canada. He is a Past Worshipful Master of Dufferin Lodge No.
291, West Flambourgh.
the realm of heraldic research, the armiger is an active
recreational scuba diver, has an interest in Napoleonic Wars
history and works with St. John Ambulance. He is a Knight of
the Order of Saint Joachim, and Fellow of the Society of
Antiquaries of Scotland.
Honours: Sovereigns Volunteer Medal, Canadian Forces
Decoration, Governor General of Canada Commendation, Vice
Chief of Defence Staff Commendation.
Armorial Achievement & Badge: Robert Gray.
Artist of Banner: Alexander Liptak.
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