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Gérard Claude Carlier

Calgary, Alberta
Grant of Arms, with differences to Guillaume Patrick Carlier, Julie Elizabeth Poeata Carlier and Eleanore Marguerite Carlier
November 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 83

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Blazon

Arms

Azure an anchor flanked by two dolphins haurient addorsed, all between three estoils Or;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet of maple leaves and roses Or, a demi-lion Azure semé of ermine spots Or holding a heart Gules;

Motto

RÉUNIR POUR ACCOMPLIR;

Differenced Arms for Guillaume Patrick Carlier, son of Gérard Claude Carlier

The Arms of Gérard Claude Carlier debruised of a three-point label Or; this individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his or her death;

Differenced Arms for Julie Elizabeth Poeata Carlier, daughter of Gérard Claude Carlier

The Arms of Gérard Claude Carlier within a bordure compony Or and Azure;

Differenced Arms for Eleanore Marguerite Carlier, dauther of Gérard Claude Carlier

The Arms of Gérard Claude Carlier within a bordure Or;


Symbolism

Arms

For Mr. Carlier, the anchor, a symbol of camaraderie and teamwork, represents his spirit of gathering together, and his involvement in several community activities in support of francophone heritage. It also evokes a French saying about arriving safely in port. The anchor and dolphins represent Mr. Carlier’s family, who lived for over 70 years in Indochina. His family heritage has had a long maritime tradition and a notable presence in public administration, banking and diplomatic circles. Mr. Carlier’s children are represented by the three stars.

Crest

The lion symbolizes courage and loyalty, traits that are important for Mr. Carlier. It is adorned with ermine, a heraldic fur representing a sense of justice through action. The heart can be found on many Scottish coats of arms of the Logan family, and here it represents his wife, Celia Logan. The maple leaves represent Canada, and the wild roses his place of residence, Alberta.

Motto

Meaning “To come together in order to achieve”.

Differenced Arms for Guillaume Patrick Carlier, son of Gérard Claude Carlier

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Julie Elizabeth Poeata Carlier, daughter of Gérard Claude Carlier

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Eleanore Marguerite Carlier, dauther of Gérard Claude Carlier

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 17, 2007, in Volume 141, page 587 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Karine Constantineau, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Eva Pilar-Cass

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual