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Cyril Gilbert Lane

Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge
May 20, 1995
Vol. III, p. 21

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Blazon

Arms

Per chevron Or and Azure in chief two mullets Azure in base a chevron Or above a dogwood flower (Cornus nuttallii) proper;

Crest

Rising out of a ducal coronet Azure a demi lion rampant Or armed and langued Azure gorged of a collar of maple leaves Gules and oak leaves Or holding in the paws a staff flying therefrom a banner of the Arms;

Motto

DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT;

Flag

A banner of the Arms;

Flag

A standard, the Arms in hoist, the fly per fess Azur and Or charged with the Badge fimbriated Or;

Badge

Upon a mullet Azure a lion's face Or;


Symbolism

Arms

The design of the shield is inspired by the arms of Colonel John Lane of Bentley, whose daughter, Jane Lane, was instrumental in facilitating Charles II’s escape in 1651. The stars are traditionally a symbol of achievement and hope. The dogwood flower is a reference to British Columbia, Cyril Lane’s place of residence and entrepreneurial activities.

Crest

The lion, another reference to England, rising from the ducal coronet holds a staff bearing the banner of the Arms. The coronet is used as an insignia of the Manorial Society and recognizes Mr. Lane’s title as Lord of Shrewsbury’s Fee, acquired in 1993. The lion wears a garland of maple and oak leaves honouring both Canada and England.

Motto

This means “The Lord will provide”.

Flag

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Flag

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Badge

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Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on October 14, 1995, in Volume 129, page 3592 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Graham Anderson, assisted by the Heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority

Painter
Debra Parker

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual