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Registration of Arms
February 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 335
Arms of Pembroke General Hospital
Azure a maple leaf Or surmounted by an open book proper bound Gules edged Or, the dexter page charged with a Latin cross and the sinister with a heart enflamed Gules, in chief the letter M and an antique lamp Or;
The Canadian Heraldic Authority does not have confirmed symbolism for this emblem. The following comments are hypotheses only. The maple leaf represents the hospital’s status as a Canadian institution, while the open book refers to the teaching component of the hospital’s school of nursing. The cross and the enflamed heart are religious symbols, indicating that the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception operated the hospital. The “M” refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The lamp is a symbol of nursing.
This Latin phrase means “Providence protects.”