[Arms and Flag]: Canadian
Heraldic Authority: Volume IV page 13 of the Public Register
of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada; 15th March 2000.
Grant of Badge:
Heraldic Authority: Volume V page 536 of the Public Register
of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada; 20th August
Grant of a Flag and
Canadian Heraldic Authority: Volume VI page
215 of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of
Canada; 15th March 2013.
gold and blue pattern of the field of the shield comes from
the arms of Charlesbourg, Quebec, the ancestral home of the
armiger's forbear, Gilles Bourée dit Lépine. It also
mirrors the geographic pattern of the town's lands. The two
lions in the Arms and Crest recall the ancestor's native
Normandy, in France. The fleur-de-lis refers to the French
roots of Marie de Bellehache, to royal France and to the
calling of Gilles Bourée as a soldier in the French army.
The bundle of
sticks (bourrée in French) refers to the origins of the
family name, originally given to people who worked as
bundlers of wood. The locomotive wheel designates Mr.
Bourret's career as an employee of the Canadian Pacific