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Colin Wilbert Reichle

St. Albert, Alberta
Grant of Arms, with differences to Nicholas Robert Alexander Reichle and Kimberly Alexandra Kathleen Reichle
February 20, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 327

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Blazon

Arms

Per fess Gules and Azure a fess between three estoiles Or;

Motto

STEADY AND TRUE;

Crest

A bear erect Gules holding in its dexter forepaw a hunting horn proper and resting its sinister foot on a pellet;

Differenced Arms for Nicholas Robert Alexander Reichle, son of Colin Wilbert Reichle

The Arms of Colin Wilbert Reichle debruised of a three-point label Or; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Differenced Arms for Kimberly Alexandra Kathleen Reichle, daughter of Colin Wilbert Reichle

The Arms of Colin Wilbert Reichle within a bordure Or;


Symbolism

Arms

Red and blue are the artillery colours, alluding to Mr. Reichle’s military service in the Canadian Armed Forces, particularly with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. The fess represents a wall and thus symbolizes the defence of Canada. The three stars evoke other Reichle German arms, as well as airbursts of artillery shells.

Motto

Not applicable

Crest

The bear symbolizes Mr. Reichle’s enjoyment of hunting. The hunting horn is based on the one in the badge of the North Saskatchewan Regiment in which he served. The cannonball makes another allusion to Mr. Reichle’s military service.

Differenced Arms for Nicholas Robert Alexander Reichle, son of Colin Wilbert Reichle

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Kimberly Alexandra Kathleen Reichle, daughter of Colin Wilbert Reichle

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 25, 2014, in Volume 148, page 2733 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Audrey Joan Merrington

Calligrapher
Shirley Mangione


Recipient Information

Individual