Sean Michael Harvey Brazeau
|Sean Michael Harvey Brazeau
|Country of Origin
|Canadian Heraldic Authority (20 January 2022)
Grant of Arms
Arms: Blue symbolizes the Ottawa River and its tributaries that give life to the lands in the Ottawa Valley, where the armiger father’s family has lived for generations. The gold colour alludes to the agricultural heritage of both sides of his family and that of his spouse’s. White, which combines all hues on the visible light spectrum, embodies for him the totality of life’s experiences. The double-headed eagle represents the armiger father’s belief in looking to both the past and the future in order to “take flight” and achieve great things. The three stars stand for his family’s past, present and future, marking the passing generations and their recurring struggles and successes.
Crest: The wolf represents the many beloved pet dogs the armiger's father has adopted through the years. Its watchful attitude above the Arms alludes to dogs’ role in protecting the family, and its forward position expresses the importance of facing obstacles head-on. Its wings elevate it to a higher sphere, thus representing the reward that awaits those who conduct themselves in a worthy manner. The coronet refers to the honour, requirements and responsibilities of public service, its maple leaves highlighting the armiger's father's career within Canada’s federal public service.
Motto: "Se Ipsum Extollit Qui Perstat" Means “He elevates himself who perseveres,” this Latin phrase speaks to the challenges faced by the armiger's father and his ancestors, and how each generation has overcome them. With this motto, the armiger's father encourages his own descendants to press onwards through adversity with tenacity.
Blazon: A double-headed eagle's heads and necks erased Or surmounted by a mullet of eight points Azure charged with a like mullet Argent voided Azure.