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Jean Michel Pelletier

Québec, Quebec
Grant of differenced Arms
January 10, 1990
Vol. I, p. 74

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Differenced Arms for Jean Michel Pelletier, son of Henri Elzear John Burroughs Pelletier

Ermine five maple leaves in chevron proper between three lions rampant Gules a bordure Azure charged with two towers one in chief and one in base and with two fleurs-de-lys one in each flank all Or;


A demi lion Gules holding between the paws a lozenge Ermine two sprigs of maple in saltire proper;


COMBATTEZ EN FACE, meaning "Fight face-to-face";


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 March 31, 1990, in Volume 124, page 1150 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information


The recipient's emblems are based on the armorial bearings originally recorded in the name of his father, Henri Elzear John Burroughs Pelletier, at the College of Arms, London, England, 1 March 1930.