The Society of Heraldic Art
Lawrence (Laurie) J. Patten FRHSC SHA +click image(s) to enlarge
- Born 3 March 1930, Southampton, England.
- Completed schooling 1944 Taunton, Somerset.
- Apprentice Painter Decorator 1945- 1950. Attended Southampton and Brighton College of Arts and Crafts 14 hours per week for 5 years, major study, Heraldry.
- Served 3 years in the Royal Air Force 1950.
- 1952, Married Helene (Lynn), at Newhaven, Sussex, England.
- Father of 3 sons, 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren
- 1954, Immigrated to B.C. Canada.
- 1977, Joined the Heraldry Society of Canada, was founding member of B.C. Yukon / Branch. 2000, elected a Fellow of the Society.
- 2002, elected Craftsman to the Society of Heraldic Arts.