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Barry Lereng Wilmont
Grant of Arms
February 20, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 356
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Vert on a fess between three eagles' heads erased Argent, three maple leaves bendwise Vert;
Two buffalo horns chequy Argent and Vert each set with two peacock feathers Argent;
The green represents the prairie and Manitoba, Mr. Wilmont’s native province. It also symbolizes the forests of Canada, through which Mr. Wilmont has travelled extensively. The white alludes to nature in winter in the great Canadian north. Mr. Wilmont has travelled across many parts of the continent watching the rivers, lakes and prairies and has lived in the mountains, so the eagle heads refer to several experiences Mr. Wilmont has had in the Northwest Territories and Manitoba with special sightings of three eagles. The maple leaves represent his nationality, his service to Canada, his three children, and the land from ocean to ocean.
The buffalo horns, or “büffelhorns”, are a very distinctive and ancient European heraldic symbol. The horns are a reference to the prairie bison and to Mr. Wilmont’s home province. They also recall his visit to the Siksika Nation lands in 1982 when Elder Mark Wolfleg told him that “In the past when the old man dressed himself in bison horns and feathers then it was time to tell legends and stories.” Choosing the horns in this form is also a way of celebrating Mr. Wilmont’s long connection with Denmark and his contributions to cultural life there.
Meaning “We will never forget”, this Motto is a traditional family saying.
Canada Gazette Information
The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2005, in Volume 139, page 688 of the Canada Gazette.
Original concept of Barry L. Wilmont, assisted by Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, and the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority