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

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Jean-Louis Cousineau

Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Grant of Arms
June 15, 1994
Vol. II, p. 336

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Blazon

Arms

Per saltire Argent and Azure on a saltire between two maple leaves in pale Gules and two grenades in fess Or two swords in saltire points upwards Argent hilts and pommels Or;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet fleurdelisée Or an eagle Argent beaked and membered Or holding in the dexter talon a maple sprig of four leaves Gules stemmed Vert;

Motto

SERVIRE HOMINES. This Latin phrase means "To serve men".


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 December 3, 1994, in Volume 128, page 4583 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Leopold Kurcz, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Létourneau

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual