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Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

Edmonton, Alberta
Grant of Arms, with differences to Janis Marie Hayes, Michelle Danette Douglas-Mann, Corina Marie Teena Goodman and Philip Robert Goulet
August 15, 2014
Vol. VI, p. 434

Click on each image to enlarge. The blazon and symbolism for each element will accompany the enlarged image.


Blazon

Arms

Per chevron in chief paly of twelve Azure and Or in base Gules a compass rose Or;

Crest

A partridge rising Or gorged of a ribbon Azure and holding in its beak a maple leaf Gules;

Motto

HONESTY AND DUTY • INTÉGRITÉ ET DEVOIR;

Differenced Arms for Janis Marie Hayes, daughter of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The Arms of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet debruised of two hockey sticks in saltire Or in place of the compass rose;

Differenced Arms for Michelle Danette Douglas-Mann, daughter of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The Arms of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet debruised of a bezant in place of the compass rose;

Differenced Arms for Corina Marie Teena Goodman, daughter of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The Arms of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet debruised of two paddles in saltire Or in place of the compass rose;

Differenced Arms for Philip Robert Goulet, son of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The Arms of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet debruised of a chevron Or; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;


Symbolism

Arms

Blue, yellow and red are the colours of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with which Mr. Goulet served for 23 years. The stripes allude to the twelve strings of a guitar, and thus to his love of music, especially his enjoyment of this instrument. The compass rose refers to his love of travel, as does the triangular shape, which can allude to the bow of a ship. The fleur-de-lis, a traditional form of the north point of the compass, makes reference to Mr. Goulet’s French-Canadian heritage and his birthplace, Montreal.

Crest

The partridge is a bird which Mr. Goulet hunts, and its outstretched wings allude to his longtime hobby of flying model airplanes and helicopters. The blue ribbon refers to the insignia of office of the Edmonton Epicurean Society, with which Mr. Goulet has been active for many years. The maple leaf is an indication of his Canadian identity.

Motto

Not applicable.

Differenced Arms for Janis Marie Hayes, daughter of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The hockey sticks indicate her love of playing and watching hockey.

Differenced Arms for Michelle Danette Douglas-Mann, daughter of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The gold disc represents a coin and thus her work in accounting and in the banking industry.

Differenced Arms for Corina Marie Teena Goodman, daughter of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The two paddles indicate her love of outrigger canoeing and dragonboating.

Differenced Arms for Philip Robert Goulet, son of Roger Joseph Théodule Jean Conrad Goulet

The chevron here is a temporary mark because he is the heir his father’s arms.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 14, 2015, in Volume 149, page 501 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
D. Robert Tunstall

Calligrapher
Luc Saucier


Recipient Information

Individual