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Helmut Michael Eppich

West Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to his children and grandchildren
April 15, 2013
Vol. VI, p. 222

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Blazon

Arms

Argent a pile reversed Azure, overall three concentric annuli counterchanged;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet of trillium flowers alternately Azure and Argent, a grassy mount growing therefrom an ivy vine Vert entwining post and lintel portal Argent;

Motto

RESPECT • VIRTUE • INDUSTRY;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Badge

A bald eagle wings displayed Azure its head Argent beaked Or, issuant from a nest Argent, all within a circlet of ivy Vert;

Differenced Arms for Robert Alois Hugo Eppich, son of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Helmut Michael Eppich debruised of a three-point label Or; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Christina Dorothea Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Helmut Michael Eppich debruised of a five-point label Or;

Differenced Arms for Rebecca Maria Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Helmut Michael Eppich within a bordure Or;

Differenced Arms for Edwin Josef Eppich, son of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Helmut Michael Eppich debruised of a chief engrailed Azure;

Differenced Arms for Alexander Helmut Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Edwin Jospeh Eppich debruised of a three-point label Or;

Differenced Arms for Kimberly Ann Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Edwin Josef Eppich debruised of of a heart Argent;

Differenced Arms for Andrea Maria Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Edwin Joseph Eppich debruised of a ermine spot Argent;

Differenced Arms for Mitchel Daniel Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Edwin Josef Eppich debruised of a crescent Argent;

Differenced Arms for Richard Georg Eppich, son of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Helmut Michael Eppich debruised of a chief invected Azure;

Differenced Arms for Matthew Patrick Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Richard George Eppich debruised of a three-point label Or;

Differenced Arms for Elisabeth Carmen Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Richard Georg Eppich debruised of a heart Argent;

Differenced Arms for David Alfred Alois Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Richard Georg Eppich debruised of a crescent Argent;

Differenced Arms for Elisabeth Gloria Eppich, daughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

The Arms of Helmut Michael Eppich debruised of a chief indented Azure;


Symbolism

Arms

The triangle evokes the mountains of greater Vancouver, where Mr. Eppich has lived for over fifty years, and of his native Slovenia. The concentric rings are inspired by basic schematic drawings for a cyclotron, a particle accelerator used in scientific research. The first major contract for Mr. Eppich’s company, Ebco Industries, was to manufacture components for the world’s largest cyclotron at Canada’s national particle physics laboratory, TRIUMF. The rings also resemble the ripples formed by a stone entering water, a metaphor for the positive impact Mr. Eppich has had on his community. With their common centre, the circles suggest individuals or communities working toward a common goal, evocative of the culture of diversity Mr. Eppich has encouraged in his companies.

Crest

The ivy refers to the name Eppich, the word in Middle High German for “ivy”. The arch of concrete beams represents the Helmut Eppich House, the home designed for Mr. Eppich by the renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. The green mount represents the verdant gardens and mountains that surround this West Vancouver house. Trillium flowers grow in abundance on the property; here they represent Helmut and Hildegard Eppich, their four children, and many grandchildren.

Motto

Not applicable.

Flag

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

Badge

The eagle and its nest represent the family of eagles that frequent Mr. Eppich’s vacation property on Hornby Island. The ivy recalls the surname Eppich.

Differenced Arms for Robert Alois Hugo Eppich, son of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Christina Dorothea Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Rebecca Maria Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Edwin Josef Eppich, son of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Alexander Helmut Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Kimberly Ann Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Andrea Maria Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Mitchel Daniel Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Richard Georg Eppich, son of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Matthew Patrick Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Elisabeth Carmen Eppich, granddaughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for David Alfred Alois Eppich, grandson of Helmut Michael Eppich

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

Differenced Arms for Elisabeth Gloria Eppich, daughter of Helmut Michael Eppich

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 30, 2013, in Volume 147, page 2707 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Forrest Pass, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual