Lise Papineau

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Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Quebec Canada
Grant of Arms, with differences to Marc-André Laverdière-Papineau, Viviane-Nishika Laverdière and Félix-Vihaan Laverdière-Gillalla
September 15, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 22

Arms of Lise Papineau
Arms of Lise Papineau
Differenced Arms for Marc-André Laverdière-Papineau, child of Lise Papineau Differenced Arms for Viviane-Nishika Laverdière, grandchild of Lise Papineau Differenced Arms for Félix-Vihaan Laverdière-Gillalla, grandchild of Lise Papineau
 
Arms of Lise Papineau

Arms of Lise Papineau

Blazon

Azure on a fess between in chief a sun in splendour between two crosses couped and in base five chevronels interlaced in chevron Argent, two fish interlaced forming an infinity symbol Azure;

Symbolism

Blue and white are the colours of Quebec, Ms. Papineau’s home province. To her, they represent the sky and snow and, by extension, her love of nature and winter sports. The infinity symbol highlights her interest in the sciences. The fish refer to the fact that her daughter-in-law comes from a fishing family. The white band represents a river, both a source of life and thus recalling Ms. Papineau’s mission as a nurse to protect life, and a transportation route, representing her passion for travel. The sun, a source of heat and light, symbolizes the love and know-how she has shown throughout her career, particularly in her efforts toward tobacco control, as well as her ongoing search for knowledge. Both a scientific and Christian symbol, the cross refers to Ms. Papineau’s career in health care and highlights the importance of faith to her family. The chevrons evoke the mountains, her favourite destination for family outings. Their interlacing symbolizes solidarity, thus alluding to the motto.

Crest

Blazon

A barn swallow rising proper its wings Azure, holding in its beak a peacock feather proper its quill Or;

Symbolism

The barn swallow is a migratory bird found in Canada. Gregarious, nomadic and very protective of its offspring, it recalls Ms. Papineau’s willingness to help others, her sense of freedom, as well as her support for young people. The peacock feather symbolizes writing and, thus, knowledge. The peacock, native to south Asia, also represents Ms. Papineau’s appreciation of world cultures, particularly that of India, the country of origin of her daughter-in-law.

Motto

Blazon

SOLIDARITÉ ET VÉRITÉ TRIOMPHENT;

Symbolism

Meaning “Solidarity and truth triumph,” this French phrase encompasses two values that are essential for Ms. Papineau. It also alludes to the national motto of India, “Truth alone triumphs.”

Differenced Arms for Marc-André Laverdière-Papineau, child of Lise Papineau

Differenced Arms for Marc-André Laverdière-Papineau, child of Lise Papineau

Blazon

The Arms of Lise Papineau debruised of an inescutcheon Argent in place of the sun during his mother’s lifetime; This individual will ultimately inherit the Arms;

Symbolism

The shield, a symbol of protection, alludes to Dr. Laverdière-Papineau’s expertise in computer security, as well as to his keen interest in heraldry.

Differenced Arms for Viviane-Nishika Laverdière, grandchild of Lise Papineau

Differenced Arms for Viviane-Nishika Laverdière, grandchild of Lise Papineau

Blazon

The Arms of Lise Papineau debruised of a mullet Argent in place of the sun during her father Marc-André Laverdière-Papineau’s lifetime;

Symbolism

The star is a symbol of light that leads to the truth. It alludes to the name Viviane-Nishika: the first part is of Latin origin and describes a person who is enlightened and full of life, while the second part is in Hindi and means “honest.”

Differenced Arms for Félix-Vihaan Laverdière-Gillalla, grandchild of Lise Papineau

Differenced Arms for Félix-Vihaan Laverdière-Gillalla, grandchild of Lise Papineau

Blazon

The Arms of Lise Papineau debruised of a demi-sun in splendour Argent in place of the sun;

Symbolism

The rising sun represents renewal. It alludes to the name Félix-Vihaan: the first part is of Latin origin and means “happiness,” the French word for which is bonheur, giving rise to the play on words de bonne heure (“early”), while the second part is in Hindi and means “dawn.”

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5670 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to Lise PapineauLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Lise PapineauLetters patent granting heraldic emblems to Lise Papineau

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Marc-André Laverdière-Papineau and Fabienne Fusade, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

Melissa Aberin

Calligrapher

Kathy Feig

Recipient Type

Individual