I was baptized in 1949 in the United Church In Wellington, Ontario, my Mom’s birth village Prince Edward County. In 1973, when I married Alison Jean Logan at the Temple Church in London, England, I became an Anglican and have worshipped in the Anglican Church since. Our children, Michael and Catherine, were raised in St Catherine’s and were both servers as teenagers.
My professional career unfolded in public history, as a teacher, archivist, museum curator and then in 1988 as Canada’s first Chief Herald. After I retired as Chief Herald I served six years as a Citizenship Judge based in Vancouver.
I have served the Anglican church at the parish level as a Warden, and more recently as Warden of the Diocese of New Westminster and nationally as the designer of numerous coats of arms of Anglican cathedrals and some parishes in B C and Ontario. Outside the church I am involved nationally and internationally in heraldic studies as President of l’Académie international d’héraldique and genealogical studies and as Honorary Colonel of the 12th Vancouver Field Ambulance, a reserve unit of the Canadian Forces.