The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Jeffrey de Fourestier

Aylmer, Quebec
Grant of Arms
July 15, 2002
Vol. IV, p. 225

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Per pale dexter Argent a savage man holding in the dexter hand a staff proper, sinister Or four trees on a grassy mound issuant from base Vert, a chief Gules, all within a bordure per pale Gules and Argent;



The design is basically that of the Prussian Fo(u)restier arms, to which has been added a border of red and white, the colours of Canada. This marks Mr. Fourestier’s history of public service to Canada, for which he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. The forest and the “forester” make punning references to the Fourestier name.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 20, 2003, in Volume 137, page 3979 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Concept based on traditional arms modified by Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Linda Nicholson

Karen Mackay

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