The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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Gordon Cameron Richardson

Kanata, Ontario
Grant of Arms
September 14, 1993
Vol. II, p. 261

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Blazon

Arms

Gules on a chevron between in chief two lions heads and in base a garb Or three crosses moline Gules;

Crest

Rising out of a coronet erablée a demi lion Gules grasping with the sinister foreleg a Garb and in the dexter forepaw holding aloft a long cross moline Or;

Motto

FIDE FLOREMUS. This Latin phrase means "We flourish by faith".


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 November 6, 1993, in Volume 127, page 3407 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual