GRAY, Doris Jean   

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GRAY, Doris Jean
Arms: Azure a key fesswise Or ensigned by a triangle Argent, all within ten mullets and in base a thistle in orle.
Crest: Issuant from a celestial crown Or an Icelandic falcon's head Argent.
Source: Canadian Heraldic Authority, December 15th, 2008
Artist: David Farrar
Calligrapher: Shirley Mangione
Symbolism: The blue field represents infinity. The three points of the triangle represent the physical, the intellect, and the spiritual. The thistle alludes to Mrs Gray's maternal Scottish heritage. The key symbolizes knowledge. The ten stars represent her ten descendants. In the crest, the celestial crown represents an individual's journey towards the unlimited spiritual existence. The falcon's head alludes to Mrs Gray's paternal ancestors' arriving from Iceland to begin a new life in Canada.

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Released: November 28, 2009 / Last modified: September 03, 2014