Pembroke General Hospital

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Pembroke, Ontario
Registration of Arms
February 15, 2021
Vol. VII, p. 335

Arms of Pembroke General Hospital
Arms of Pembroke General Hospital
Arms of Pembroke General Hospital

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.”



Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5667 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent registering the heraldic emblems of Pembroke General Hospital

Additional Information


Not Available.


Artist of the College of Arms, London / Artiste du Collège d’armes, Londres


Not applicable

Recipient Type

Civil Institution

Other Information

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded at the College of Arms, London, England, 19 September 1958.