elevated XoFoc April 13, 1945 – January 14, 2024

elevated XoFoc Visitation
Saturday January 27, 2024 from 8am to 10:15am

elevated XoFoc Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated XoFoc Funeral Mass – Chapel of St. Joseph (within the Funeral Home)
Saturday January 27, 2024 at 10:30am

elevated XoFoc To watch the Mass live, Please Click Here

elevated XoFoc Reception (within the Funeral Home)
Directly following the Mass

elevated XoFoc Obituary

elevated XoFoc Pierre Maurice Bocti of Markham died peacefully on January I4th , surrounded by his family and close friends. Pierre was born in Heliopolis, Egypt in I945 to Marie Antoinette and Maurice Bocti. He loved his brothers Henri, deceased, and Aziz, of Montreal. He was educated by the Christian Brothers among lifelong friends including Paul, Tony, Albert and Elie. He arrived in Montreal in 1965 with $40, and graduated in Hautes Etudes de Commerce, Universite de Montreal. His was a big personality, witty and welcoming, with a big heart to go with it.

elevated XoFoc Pierre had a distinguished career in accounting and tax at Ultramar and then at Hewlett Packard Canada where he became V.P., Tax. He lectured and served as Advisor to CCRA on multiple issues. As a longtime member of the Tax Executives Institute he was given the President’s Award in 2013 for his leadership and many contributions. He was invited to the CGA Board of Directors where he encouraged the CPA/CGA merger, then served on the new board. In recent years he was Chairman of the Board of AG Energy Cooperative. A Liberal, Pierre acted as Riding President and Agent for several prominent campaign officials. A soccer fan, he served Markham Soccer Club as Treasurer and coach and was an initial inductee into the Markham Soccer Hall of Fame. His team was Liverpool and his cheer could be heard next door when they scored a goal. In 2001 Pierre became a Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Malta) where he enjoyed the company of his Brother Knights while raising funds and helping those in need. St. Justin Martyr R. C. Church was his spiritual home. In each of his endeavors he had fun, made a positive difference and made lasting friends in abundance. The Queen recognized Pierre twice, awarding him with the Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals. Pierre will be missed more than words can say by his loving family, wife Wendy and children, John and Jennifer.

elevated XoFoc In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Markham Stouffville Hospital or to Hospice Vaughan in Pierre’s honour.