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Dennis James Watson

Surrey, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
November 24, 1994
Vol. II, p. 366

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Blazon

Arms

Quarterly Argent and Gules a cross counterchanged in the first and fourth quarters a lion rampant Gules in the second and third a bull salient Argent;

Crest

Issuant from an antique crown Or two naked arms embowed proper the hands holding a heart Gules;

Motto

WE WILL SERVE THE LORD;

Motto

HONESTY · SERVICE · SACRIFICE;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

On a plate issuant from an ancient crown Or two naked arms embowed Proper the hands holding a heart Gules all within a circlet Gules edged on either side Or and inscribed HONESTY · SERVICE · SACRIFICE in letters Or;


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 14, 1995, in Volume 129, page 3592 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Dennis James Watson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Létourneau

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual