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Municipalité de Bury

Bury, Quebec
Grant of Arms and Supporters
December 15, 2005
Vol. V, p. 9

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Per saltire Vert and Or, in chief and in base four pallets, in each flank a pine tree counterchanged, at the fess point a hurt charged with an open book Or;


Issuant from a wreath of roses, heather, trefoils and lilies Or, a cross Azure;


Dexter a heavy horse sinister a riding horse Azure each gorged of a chain Or pendent therefrom a bezant charged with a heart Azure resting on a hand proper, the supporters standing on a grassy mound Vert set on barry wavy Or and Azure;





The elements of the shield symbolize the natural environment and riches of Bury. The vertical bands symbolize agriculture, while the pine trees represent the forestry industry. The blue roundel is a symbol of convergence, gathering and unity. Charged with a book, it represents not only education, but also the town’s history, its past, present and future.


The crest, consisting of a simple cross, represents the fact that there are several religions denominations in the town: Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, United, Presbyterian, Baptist and Adventist.


The horses evoke the agricultural and military heritage of the municipality of Bury. Their collars are adorned with the symbol for volunteerism, honouring the municipality’s many volunteers. The compartment heraldically represents the many watercourses in the region.


Meaning “In this place there is stability and continuity.”


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 8, 2006, in Volume 140, page 2040 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Saint-Laurent Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Robert Grey

Heather Taylor

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Government