Heraldry Today

John Chiu

North York, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Laura Michelle Christina Chiu
January 15, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 266

Arms of John Chiu

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Blazon

Arms

Argent on a chevron Gules between three crosses patonce Azure, three Confucian hats Or;

Crest

A Chinese lion sejant Gules grasping in its dexter paw a key Or and a quill Argent;

Motto

PROBITAS ET MODESTIA;


Symbolism

Arms

The hats represent wisdom and Confucian philosophy, whereas the crosses represent Christianity. Together, they represent Mr. Chiu's values, beliefs and faith. At the same time, they create a balance of Eastern and Western symbolism, a reference to Mr. Chiu's heritage and his embraced homeland, Canada.

Crest

The rendition of the lion used here is associated with wisdom, energy and courage, and it honours Mr. Chiu's values and heritage. It holds a key, representative of Mr. Chiu's work as a chartered secretary, and a quill pen, representative of his work as a management accountant.

Motto

A Latin phrase meaning "Honesty and modesty", values that are particularly important to Mr. Chiu.