The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Jean Moffatt Matheson

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms
July 8, 1998
Vol. III, p. 257

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Blazon

Arms

Gyronny Gules and Azure a lamb passant Or between eight bezants;

Crest

Issuant from a circlet set above with shamrocks Or alternating with maple leaves Gules a Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) Or and Sable holding in the dexter claw a balance Or;

Motto

STRIVE FOR PERFECTION;


Symbolism

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 182 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

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

Painter
Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual