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Joseph-Albert Robert Pichette

Moncton, New Brunswick
Grant of Arms
November 10, 1994
Vol. II, p. 361

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Gules three water pitchers Ermine two addorsed in chief and the third in base a border engrailed Or and a franc canton per pale Gules and Azure over all a sword Argent point upwards hilt and pommel Or enfiling a crown flory Or between in dexter chief a cross couped Or and in sinister chief a mitre with infulae Argent;


A demi lion rampant Sable enflamed Or sustaining with its dexter paw a milestone Or enumerated "XIV";


IN VIIS JUSTITIAE AMBULO. This Latin phrase means "I walk in the paths of righteousness" (Pr. 8:20).


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 8, 2006, in Volume 140, page 2039 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Joseph-Albert Robert Pichette, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Gordon Macpherson

Suzzann Wright

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