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Marc Edward Smith
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Grant of Arms
September 11, 1995
Vol. III, p. 48
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Azure on a fess cottised Or an open book Argent edged Or bound Azure clasped Argent in chief a Loyalist civil coronet and in base a cross formy Or;
FIDELEM ME EXISTIMAVIT;
The Loyalist civil coronet honours Fr. Smith’s loyalist heritage dating to Andrew Smith, who settled in Sunbury County, New Brunswick in 1783. The open book symbolizes the life of scholarship and teachings which Fr. Smith practises as a professor at St. Thomas University, Fredericton. The cross is a reference to his profession as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, and the Christian and loyalist heritage of his family.
This means “He judged me faithful”, and is taken from 1 Timothy 1: 12.