Regina Mary Ellen Keon

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge, with differences to Patrick Wilkinson, James Wilkinson, Keon Wilkinson and Robert Wilkinson
July 15, 2015
Vol. VI, p. 536

Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon
Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon
Flag of Regina Mary Ellen Keon
Badge of Regina Mary Ellen Keon
Differenced Arms for Patrick Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon Differenced Arms for James Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon Differenced Arms for Keon Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon Differenced Arms for Robert Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon
 
Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

Azure a cross patté throughout Argent overall a hurt charged with a celestial crown Argent;

Symbolism

The crown of stars is a reference to Ms. Keon’s first name, Regina, which means “queen” in Latin. As this type of crown is shown in depictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven, it also makes a reference to Ms. Keon’s second name Mary, which is also her mother’s name. The four blue segments radiating from the centre allude to Ms. Keon’s sons and to the growth of her family.

Crest

Blazon

A basket Argent therein a harp Azure, all resting on a sack of flour Argent;

Symbolism

The basket represents the values of generosity and service to others. It pays tribute to Ms. Keon’s father, who would frequently make baskets of food for the less fortunate in his community when he was the owner of the general store of Quyon, Quebec. The sack of flour alludes to the values of caring and selflessness: it recalls the time when her father, as a young man, was saving up for a violin but decided instead to give his savings for flour that was needed by the family. The harp refers to Ms. Keon’s Irish background and to her love of music as a church organist.

Motto

Blazon

HONOUR SHALL UPHOLD THE HUMBLE;

Symbolism

Taken from Proverbs 29:23, this is an expression of important values that Ms. Keon’s father taught her.

Flag of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Flag of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Badge of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

Within a basket Argent four eighth notes Azure;

Symbolism

The basket and the musical notes repeat the symbolism of the crest, while their number refers to Ms. Keon’s four sons.

Differenced Arms for Patrick Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Differenced Arms for Patrick Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

The Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon debruised of a three-point label Or; This individual will inherit the Arms of the Recipient following his death;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for James Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Differenced Arms for James Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

The Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon within a bordure Or;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Keon Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Differenced Arms for Keon Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

The Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon within a bordure Argent;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Differenced Arms for Robert Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Differenced Arms for Robert Wilkinson, son of Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Blazon

The Arms of Regina Mary Ellen Keon within a bordure Azure;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 12, 2016 in Volume 6, page 536 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters Patent granting Armorial Bearings to Regina Mary Ellen KeonLetters Patent granting Armorial Bearings to Regina Mary Ellen Keon

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Debra MacGarvie

Calligrapher

Doris Wionzek

Recipient Type

Individual