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Dr. Jonathan David Arthur good UE receives the Diamond Jubilee Medal.

When I began teaching in Bowmanville, Ontario, in September 1969, the Public Health Nurse, Sandra Good, spent many days with me as I described the Grade 7 students in my classroom to her. Many years later, when I was in charge of the Gifted Programme for the Northumberland/ Newcastle Board of Education, a young man assigned to me in the early 1980s was Sandra's son, Jonathan Good, a Grade 7 student at Dr. Hawkins Senior Public School in Port Hope, Ontario. Jonathan and I spent many enjoyable hours together as he pursued his activities in the Gifted programme in his two years at Dr. Hawkins. His father, Ron Good UE, became a member of Kawartha Branch on 20 February 1985 and the Legal Advisor for the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada (UELAC) in 2005, while Jonathan became a member of Kawartha Branch on 19 July 1993.

Dr. Jonathan Good UE received a Diamond Jubilee Medal this year for his work in Heraldry.

He became interested in Heraldry through his hobby of stamp collecting. Both subjects involve discrete and beautiful designs that signify historical events.

When he was a high school student at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, Jonathan completed a self-study of heraldry and examined the school's coat of arms. He enjoyed the symbols and aesthetics of a well-designed coat of arms and the fact that this part of the Canadian honours system is a grant of honour from the Queen.


As a monarchist, Jonathan appreciates the fact that we have a head of state to carry out the ceremonial functions of government.

He is descended from three Loyalist ancestors, including Eberhardt Wager UE who served in the King's Royal Regiment of New York. Jonathan joined the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada in 1990 and has contributed heraldic articles to Heraldry in Canada, was the Assistant Editor of Hogtown Heraldry, the newsletter of the Toronto Branch of the RHSC, and was the Editor of Gonfanon, the newsletter of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada.

In 2006 he received a grant of arms from the Canadian Heraldic Authority and was named a Fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada in 2007.

Now an Associate Professor and Co-ordinator of the History Program at Reinhart University in Waleska, Georgia, Jonathan received a PhD in Medieval History in 2004 from the University of Minnesota. A book based on his thesis was published by Boydell and Brewer in 2009. He teaches Reinhardt's Western Civilization survey courses, History 111 and 112, and upper-level courses on Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation, and East Asian history. He also serves as faculty advisor to Phi Alpha Theta, the history honour society, and is a co-founder of the Georgia Medievalists' Group. In 2009 he won Reinhardt's faculty research award.

As you can see, this Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to Dr. Jonathan David Arthur Good UE, is richly deserved.

By Robert Collins McBride UE, B.Sc., M.Ed.
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Title Annotation:Branch News HIGHLIGHTS
Author:McBride, Robert Collins
Publication:The Loyalist Gazette
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Sep 22, 2012
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