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Stevan Bradley Graeme Ralph

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge, with differences to Kharis Josephina Ralph
May 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 284

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Blazon

Motto

AMBULEMUS IN LUMINE;

Arms

Gules a cross potent Or between first and fourth a trillium flower proper and second and third a sun in splendour Or;

Crest

A demi-wolf proper charged on the shoulder with a sun in splendour and holding in the dexter paw a scroll Or;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly Argent charged with the Crest and two representations of the Badge separated by two bends Argent edged Gules inscribed with the Motto in letters Sable;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

On a cross potent Or between first and fourth a trillium flower proper and second and third a sun in splendour Or, a maple leaf Gules;

Differenced Arms of Kharis Josephina Ralph, daughter of Stevan Bradley Graeme Ralph

The Arms of Stevan Bradley Graeme Ralph debruised of a three-point label Argent during her father’s lifetime; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;


Symbolism

Motto

Meaning “Let us walk in the light”, this sentence is taken from Isaiah 2:5. The “light” implies the light of the Lord.

Arms

The cross represents Mr. Ralph’s Christian faith, the trillium his home province of Ontario, and the sun is taken from the flag of the Philippines, the birthplace of his wife, Dr. Vivian Ligo.

Crest

The wolf is a Canadian animal associated with pathfinding and bravery. The sun on its shoulder repeats the reference made to Dr. Ligo in the arms and makes an allusion to the motto. The scroll refers to Mr. Ralph’s background as a lawyer and managing director of a business consulting firm, as well as to Dr. Ligo’s academic achievements.

Flag

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Flag

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Badge

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Differenced Arms of Kharis Josephina Ralph, daughter of Stevan Bradley Graeme Ralph

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Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 22, 2008, in Volume 142, page 2984 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept by Bruce Patterson, Saint-Laurent Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Ilona Jurkiewicz

Calligrapher
Doris Wionzek


Recipient Information

Individual