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Jeffrey de Fourestier

Aylmer, Quebec
Grant of Arms
July 15, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 225

Arms of Jeffrey de Fourestier

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Blazon

Arms

Per pale dexter Argent a savage man holding in the dexter hand a staff proper, sinister Or four trees on a grassy mound issuant from base Vert, a chief Gules, all within a bordure per pale Gules and Argent;


Symbolism

Arms

The design is basically that of the Prussian Fo(u)restier arms, to which has been added a border of red and white, the colours of Canada. This marks Mr. Fourestier’s history of public service to Canada, for which he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. The forest and the “forester” make punning references to the Fourestier name.