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Cyrille Joseph Laurin

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Supporters
May 21, 1994
Vol. II, p. 345

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Blazon

Arms

Gules an inescutcheon Argent overall a saltire triparted and fretted between four Maltese crosses all counterchanged;

Crest

In front of three trefoils conjoined on one stem Or two patriarchal crosses in saltire Gules;

Supporters

On a grassy mound two Great Dane dogs each gorged with a collar Sable dependant therefrom a patriarchal cross Gules;

Motto

JE PERSÉVERE, meaning "I persevere";


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 John Matheson, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Gordon Macpherson

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual

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