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Helen Jeannette Dow

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of Arms
May 4, 1992
Vol. II, p. 157

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Per pale Gules and Azure a sun in splendour between three doves Or legged proper on a chief Or a bear's head erased Sable;


TENAX PROPOSITI. This Latin phrase means "Firm of purpose".


Quarterly first and fourth the Arms of Helen Jeannette Dow, second and third the Arms of the late Gordon Russell Dow;


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 25, 1992, in Volume 126, page 2303 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Not available

Debra Parker

* Not applicable / Sans objet

Recipient Information


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The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 8 January 1975.