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Peter Loren Munk

Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge, with differences to Charlotte Giselle Munk, Eleanor Ruth Munk, and Sophie Alexis Munk
September 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 55

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Blazon

Arms

Per bend Azure and Gules, a bend nebuly Argent cotised rayonné Or;

Crest

A demi-lion with the head of an owl guardant double-queued Argent, holding in the dexter paw a rod of Aesculapius Or and wearing a coronet flory Azure;

Motto

DEUS INVICTUS;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly per fess Gules and Azure charged with the Crest between two representations of the Badge all separated by two bends Argent inscribed with the Motto in letters Azure;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

An owl’s head per pale Gules and Azure jessant-de-lis Argent;

Differenced Arms for Charlotte Giselle Munk, daughter of Peter Loren Munk

The Arms of Peter Loren Munk debruised of a three-point label Or; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Eleanor Ruth Munk, daughter of Peter Loren Munk

The Arms of Peter Loren Munk within a bordure Or;

Differenced Arms for Sophie Alexis Munk, daughter of Peter Loren Munk

The Arms of Peter Loren Munk within a bordure compony-counter-compony Or and Gules;


Symbolism

Arms

The gold stripes around the white bend indicate the illumination of the skeletal structure via radiation, therefore referring to Dr. Monk’s area of medical specialization and expertise. The bend is shown with four loops on each side, a reference to his wife, Alice Maria Chung, and their three daughters.

Crest

The mythic beast combines part of the ancient symbol of Bohemia, the white double-tailed lion, with an owl’s head. The owl is a traditional symbol of wisdom. Dr. Munk’s father came from Bohemia (the Czech Republic). The rod of Aesculapius represents medicine, and the fleur-de-lis coronet, Dr. Munk's mother’s roots in Quebec.

Motto

Meaning “God is invincible”.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Flag

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Charlotte Giselle Munk, daughter of Peter Loren Munk

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Eleanor Ruth Munk, daughter of Peter Loren Munk

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Sophie Alexis Munk, daughter of Peter Loren Munk

The double border segmented and coloured in red and gold, the most important colours in Chinese symbology, makes a reference to her mother’s Chinese heritage.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 17, 2007, in Volume 141, page 586 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
David Farrar

Calligrapher
Luc Saucier


Recipient Information

Individual