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.

Denis Malcolm Davidson

Nepean, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Badge
May 27, 1999
Vol. III, p. 317

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


Blazon

Arms

Per pale Azure and Argent four staffs arranged in saltire each flying a pennant clockwise charged with a lightning bolt all counterchanged;

Crest

A circlet of trillium flowers Argent alternating with wild roses Rose and maple leaves Gules issuant therefrom a demi lion Argent armed langued and wearing a cap Azure winged Argent bearing in the dexter paw a sword Or;

Motto

THROUGH ADVERSITY TRUST · THROUGH TRUST LOYALTY;

Badge

A plate charged with a cross potent all surmounting two lightning bolts in saltire Azure;


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 July 22, 2000, in Volume 134, page 2264 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

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

Painter
Robert Létourneau

Calligrapher
Judith Bainbridge


Recipient Information

Individual