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John Stewart Archibald LeForte

Bras-d'Or, Nova Scotia
Grant of Arms
April 23, 1996
Vol. III, p. 100

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Blazon

Arms

Argent on a bend bretessed Azure cotised Sable between in chief and in base a Latin cross fleury Gules a key ward upwards between two fleurs-de-lys all bendwise Or;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet rim set above alternately with maple leaves Or and saltires Azure a demi-tower Argent masoned Sable issuant therefrom an eagle wings elevated and addorsed Or head Argent bearing in its beak Or a cross fleury fitchy Gules;

Motto

IN HOC SIGNO AMAS. This Latin phrase means "In this sign you love".

Motto

TURRIS FORTIS MIHI DEUS. This Latin phrase means "For me, God is a strong tower".


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 November 23, 1996, in Volume 130, page 3280 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Stewart Leforte and Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Letourneau

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual

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