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Daniel Marcel Bellemare

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge
September 15, 2005
Vol. IV, p. 537

Arms of Daniel Marcel Bellemare

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Blazon

Arms

Or three barrulets wavy Azure, on chief Azure three pears Or;

Crest

A pear tree Or leaved Azure fructed Or;

Motto

VITAM IMPENDERE VERO;


Symbolism

Arms

Mr. Bellemare’s coat of arms pays tribute to both sides of his family, maternal and paternal. The three wavy bands represent Yamachiche, near Trois Rivières, the ancestral home of his father’s family. The three pears refer to his mother’s family name, Poirier, which is French for “pear tree.”

Crest

The pear tree alludes to family name of Mr. Bellemare’s mother, Poirier.

Motto

This Latin phrase means "To devote one’s life to the truth".