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Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Yvette Loiselle

Verdun, Quebec
Grant of Arms and Supporters
August 15, 1994
Vol. II, p. 341

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Or on a fess between three swallows Azure a key wards to the dexter and downwards Or;


A mount Vert thereon a swallow Azure charged on the breast with a Maltese cross Argent;


On a grassy mound two beavers Azure each gorged with a collar Or displaying three fleurs-de-lis Azure;


DON DE SOI, meaning "Give of yourself";


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


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on April 22, 1995, in Volume 129, page 1190 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Gordon Macpherson, John Matheson and Yvette Loiselle, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Gordon Macpherson

Gordon Macpherson

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