The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Philip Siu Lun Lee

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Grant of Arms and Supporters, with differences to Margaret Mona Lee Grant, Mabel Nancy Lee and Malinda Ann Lee
August 20, 2010
Vol. V, p. 539

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Chequy of nine Purpure and Argent, on a chief Or three bauhinia flowers Purpure;

Crest

Issuant from a circlet of prairie crocus flowers Or a plum tree proper fructed Purpure;

Supporters

Dexter a sea-bison, sinister a sea-qilin, both Or queued Purpure and issuant from barry wavy Or and Purpure;

Motto

ADVANCE THE PEOPLE;

Differenced Arms for Margaret Mona Lee Grant, daughter of Philip Siu Lun Lee

The Arms of Philip Siu Lun Lee with the centre flower replaced by a heart Purpure; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Mabel Nancy Lee, daughter of Philip Siu Lun Lee

The Arms of Philip Siu Lun Lee with the chief wavy and the centre flower replaced by an ermine spot Purpure;

Differenced Arms for Malinda Ann Lee, daughter of Philip Siu Lun Lee

The Arms of Philip Siu Lun Lee with the chief indented and the centre flower replaced by a snowflake Purpure;


Symbolism

Arms

The nine-division pattern represents His Honour’s position as the ninth child of his parents. The bauhinia flower represents Hong Kong, the birthplace of His Honour and his wife, Anita. Three such flowers represent their three children. The plum colour is His Honour’s favourite colour.

Crest

The prairie crocus flowers, the provincial flower coloured gold here, represent His Honour’s interest in the betterment of all Manitobans. The plum tree alludes to the name “Lee”, which means “plum tree” in Chinese.

Supporters

The bison is taken from the arms of Manitoba. The qilin is significant to His Honour’s family and Chinese heritage, representing benevolence, goodwill, and good government. The lower body of a fish-tail alludes to his skills in water research and limnology studies.

Motto

Refers to the fact that His Honour has always been a community-minded supporter of encouraging the development and growth of all Manitobans.

Differenced Arms for Margaret Mona Lee Grant, daughter of Philip Siu Lun Lee

Each central emblem in the chief (the heart, ermine spot and snowflake) indicates in the Canadian heraldic system the birth order of His Honour’s three daughters.

Differenced Arms for Mabel Nancy Lee, daughter of Philip Siu Lun Lee

Each central emblem in the chief (the heart, ermine spot and snowflake) indicates in the Canadian heraldic system the birth order of His Honour’s three daughters.

Differenced Arms for Malinda Ann Lee, daughter of Philip Siu Lun Lee

Each central emblem in the chief (the heart, ermine spot and snowflake) indicates in the Canadian heraldic system the birth order of His Honour’s three daughters.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 26, 2011, in Volume 145, page 1075 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual
Lieutenant-Governor