Friday, August 22, 2008

RHSC Member Appointed Order of Canada

photo by Cathie Coward
The Hamilton Spectator
Gordon Macpherson, 81, one of the founding fathers of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and member since 1967, was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for his decades of effort and work in the field of heraldry. His creations over the past 60 years include the design of bookplates and armorial bearings. Gordon's tireless efforts helped preserve a medieaval tradition, whereby his classically styled arms and bookplates are sought be men and women who wish to honour their own Canadian identities and accomplishments.

Gordon was also acknowledged for his contribution to Canadian heraldry by the past Governor General Romeo LeBlanc, who in 1999 appointed Gordon as Niagara Herald Extraordinary.