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Paul Ernest Henry CD

Arms: Per pale Vert and Argent two pink Lady's Slippers issuant from a ciborium counterchanged.

Crest: a demi-polar bear Argent its dexter paw resting on a carpenter's square Vert.

Motto: Docendo veritatem disco.

Grant: Canadian Heraldic Authority. September 20th 2013.

Arms: The colours and arrangement of the shield recall the Franco-Ontarian flag, honouring

Mr. Henry’s many years of service to language education in Ontario. Green and white are also the colours of the Order of St. Lazarus, of which Mr. Henry is a leading member. Pink lady’s slippers grow in abundance at Mr. Henry’s great-aunt’s home near Bonaventure, Quebec, here the Henrys settled in the seventeenth century. With its heads facing left and right, it looks Janus-like into the past and the future, a symbol of Mr. Henry’s fascination with history. The ciborium is an attribute of St. Bonaventure, patron of the parish of Bonaventure. It also honours Mr. Henry’s services to Catholic education in Northern Ontario.

Crest: For Mr. Henry, the bear symbolizes his service as a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre, and his fourteen years’ service in the Canadian Forces, from which he retired as a major in 2000. It is white to indicate his interest in travel, particularly in northern Canada. The carpenter’s square honours his maternal ancestor, Jean Beaulne, who became a house builder in Lachine following his discharge from the French army.
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