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Jean Claude Raynald Arsenault

Laval, Quebec
Grant of Arms
November 7, 1997
Vol. III, p. 207

Arms of Jean Claude Raynald Arsenault

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a mullet Or between three dolphins Argent;

Crest

Two anchors in saltire Azure surmounted by the badge of the regiment Les Fusiliers Mont Royal proper;

Motto

SEMPER PROCEDENS;


Symbolism

Arms

The blue alludes to the sea. The star commemorates the Acadian descent of Mr. Arsenault, and the dolphins represent the Gaspé Peninsula, his native region.

Crest

The two anchors recall the mariner occupation of Pierre Arsenault, the first ancestor to arrive in Quebec. The badge of the Fusiliers Mont Royal refers to Mr. Arsenault’s military service in that regiment.

Motto

SEMPER PROCEDENS, meaning “Always forward”, mirrors the motto of the Fusiliers Mont Royal, “NUNQUAM RETRORSUM” which translates as “Never backward”.