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Judith Anne LaRocque

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
December 12, 1990
Vol. II, p. 54

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Per fess érablé Azure and Argent in chief a chess rook Argent charged with a fleur-de-lys Azure in base a mullet Azure charged with a thistle leaved and flowered Argent;


Issuant from a coronet érablé Or a demi-cat Argent bearing in its dexter forepaw the baton of office of the Herald Chancellor of the Canadian Heraldic Authority;


On a compartment of rocks proper dexter a cat Argent gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a lozenge also Azure charged with a representation of the mace of the House of Commons of Canada Or sinister a cat Argent gorged with a like collar and pendant charged with a representation of the mace of the Senate of Canada Or;


DARE QUAM ACCIPERE. This Latin phrase means "It is better to give than to receive".


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 19, 1991, in Volume 125, page 186 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Cathy Bursey-Sabourin

John Whitehead

Recipient Information


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