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  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Rosina May Coombs Hood

Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Arms with difference to Allan Donald Hood
October 15, 1996
Vol. III, p. 227

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Sable semé of shamrocks Or on a pile wavy also Or a Tudor rose proper;


An Alphyn passant Sable armed Argent langued Gules maned and tufted Or its tail knotted holding in its dexter foreclaw a Gothic chalice Or jewelled at the knob Gules issuant therefrom a serpent contourné Purpure;


OMNIS VALLIS EXALTABITUR. This Latin phrase means "Every valley shall be exalted".


Authorized use: The Arms of the late Donald Fulton Allan Hood parted impaled with the Arms of his wife Rosina May Coombs Hood;


Quartered Arms as used by Allan Donald Hood: The Arms of his late father Donald Fulton Hood quartered with those of Rosina May Coombs Hood;


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 180 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Linda Nicholson

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information