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Brian Alexander Miron

Bedford, New Hampshire, United States of America
Grant of Arms, with differences to Jacob Alexander Miron and Benjamin Christopher Miron
June 20, 2013
Vol. VI, p. 240

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Blazon

Arms

Per chevron Sable and Argent, in chief semé of snowflakes two bulls combatant, in base an owl affronty, all counterchanged;

Crest

Issuant from a circle of apple blossoms Argent a swan Sable crowned with a coronet flory Argent;

Motto

VITAM INSPIRATAM VIVITE;

Differenced Arms for Jacob Alexander Miron, son of Brian Alexander Miron

The Arms of Brian Alexander Miron debruised of a three-point label Or; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Benjamin Christopher Miron, son of Brian Alexander Miron

The Arms of Brian Alexander Miron with the Arms semé of mullets Or instead of snowflakes;


Symbolism

Arms

The bull represents power, strength and perseverance. For Mr. Miron, it also suggests a father figure, and serves as a reminder that effort and hard work must serve the broader community. The owl is an emblem of learning and wisdom. The snowflakes represent Canada, Mr. Miron’s country of birth.

Crest

The black swan represents the unexpected and its profound impact on our lives. The flory coronet reflects Mr. Miron’s French ancestry and his strong affection for and loyalty to Canada. The apple blossoms symbolize love and charity.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Live an inspired life”.

Differenced Arms for Jacob Alexander Miron, son of Brian Alexander Miron

The label indicates that he is the heir of arms.

Differenced Arms for Benjamin Christopher Miron, son of Brian Alexander Miron

The stars pay homage to his Slovenian heritage, through his mother, and to his American birth.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 30, 2013, in Volume 147, page 2708 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Brian Alexander Miron and Manon Labelle, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual