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Jan Libront

Grimsby, Ontario
Grant of Arms
September 18, 1990
Vol. II, p. 47

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Blazon

Arms

Quarterly Argent and Gules first and fourth charged with a buffalo head affronty Azure second and third charged with a Maltese cross Argent all within a bordure counterchanged of the field;

Crest

Within a coronet composed alternately of maple leaves Gules and spikes set on a rim Or garnished Azure a demi-vol Argent outlined and with quill shafts Azure;

Motto

RESTITUO. This Latin phrase means "I restore".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on August 10, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2568 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Jan Libront and Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Hans Birk

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual