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Marie Jeannine Jocelyne Drouin

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms
May 15, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 217

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Blazon

Arms

Azure a bend between two canaries singing Or;

Crest

Issuant from a circlet of fleurs-de-lis Argent and trillium flowers proper, a cherub proper holding a cross, each branch terminating in a heart Or;

Motto

LE SOURIRE QUE TU ENVOIES REVIENT VERS TOI;


Symbolism

Arms

Blue and gold are the favourite colours of Ms. Drouin. The canaries convey two separate meanings, one being her love of singing and the other her joy of living. The two segments of the shield represent the two choirs in which Ms. Drouin sings. The band symbolizes the equilibrium in her life.

Crest

The fleurs-de-lis represent Quebec, the former province of residence of Ms. Drouin, while the trillium flowers allude to Ontario and Ottawa where she was born and now lives. The cherub exemplifies her belief in a protective spirit. Both the cherub and cross symbolize the importance of spirituality in the daily life of Ms. Drouin.

Motto

This phrase means "The smile you send out returns to you".


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on February 22, 2003, in Volume 137, page 519 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Claire Boudreau, Saint-Laurent Herald, and Karine Constantineau, Assistant Herald, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual