Scott Joseph Jankovic

October 21, 1998 - May 10, 2023
May 23, 2023 26 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With broken hearts, we are sad to announce our dear Scott Joseph passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at home at the young age of 24.  Scott was born at the Royal Alex hospital and showed he was a sensitive, affectionate, and loving child early on.  He was a life-long resident of St. Albert where he attended JJ Nearing school and graduated from Bellerose High School.

Scott was a frequent traveller, beginning in 1999 with regular trips to Thunder Bay to visit his extended family and enjoy the surrounding natural scenery, creeks and frogs which he loved.  It was always a happy place for Scott.  As he got older there were several other trips to Orlando where he especially enjoyed the roller coasters, and PEI where loved beachcombing and visiting lobster supper restaurants.  These trips left us with happy memories we will forever cherish.

Scott’s interests varied over the years.  He played soccer for a few years and then he enjoyed several years of going to watch Edmonton Cracker Cats baseball where plentiful snacks and catching foul balls made the evening enjoyable regardless of who won.  Then there were the bike years, skateboard years, and several rock concerts.  Scott was a talented artist and he enjoyed drawing and painting at the spray walls.

Scott was a hard worker and always wanted to be independent.  He started working for Sorrentino’s as a dish washer at an early age.  While there he acquired a taste for fine pasta and was fortunate to work with wonderful coworkers.   Scott particularly enjoyed donairs and patronized all the shops in St. Albert. Scott was fortunate to have some other great employers such as Crust Craft and Papa John’s.  We thank all his employers for Scott's job opportunities over the years

Scott struggled with mental health for many years and that struggle got worse despite all efforts to help him.  Physical pain from injuries made his struggle even more difficult.  He is now at peace and no longer suffering.  We are thankful for the years we had together and fortunate that we have many wonderful memories of our Scott.

Scott is survived by his parents Colette and Branko Jankovic, brother Daniel Jankovic, and uncles Dale Fecto (Ann) and Greg Fecto in Alberta.  In Ontario Scott is survived by his cousins Steve Jankovic (Katie), Rob Jankovic and his boys Benjamin and Felix, Darren Jankovic (Karin), and aunts and uncles Cedo Jankovic (Donna), Ljubo Jankovic (Carol), and Mira Jankovic (Bozo).  Numerous other relatives will also miss Scott.  He is also missed by his dog Coco whom he loved very much.

Scott was predeceased by his grandparents Gladys and Robert Fecto, Persa and Branko Jankovic, uncles Ranko Jankovic and Nick Jankovic, and cousin Doug Jankovic. He will also be reunited with the other family pups Lily, Jupiter, and Stoney.

We wish to thank the friends who stuck with Scott through his journey.  We noted when Scott was delivering pizzas how kindness from customers, whether generous tips or kind words, could brighten a day that started darker.  We don’t know you but we thank you.  In honour of Scott, please be kind to others and if someone is feeling down, be there for them, you will brighten their day.

Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of Scott’s life will be arranged at a later date.

The family wishes to thank all the medical and counselling professionals and groups who have supported Scott and our family over the years. We also thank our family, friends, and neighbours for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to SCARS animal rescue (where Coco was adopted from) or a mental health charity of your choice.


  1. Collette, Branko and Daniel, our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences on the passing of Scottie. We have fond memories of your family visits to Thunder Bay and Shebandowan Lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike and Debi Whatley

  2. Branko, Collette, Danial, I cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and may God bless during this period of sadenss and grief.

  3. Collette, Branko, Daniel, My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will always remember the good times I had with Scott growing up. May he rest in peace.

  4. Collette, Branko, Daniel, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Son, and offer my deepest condolences. Scott was a wonderful person and I was glad to have him as a friend. May his memory live on, and may he rest in peace.

  5. Collette, Branko, and Daniel, My sincerest condolences to your family, Scott was an amazing friend who always managed to make me laugh. May he rest in peace.

    • My deepest condolences to your family from the Henkel’s . Josh and Scott spent a lot of time together in school . Our hearts are broken for your loss . May Scott live on in our memories forever . Sending love and prayers for your family .

  6. Collette, Branko, Danial, I’m so sorry for your loss. Scott always brought my friends and I many smiles with our lunches at Belle. May he rest in peace.

  7. Collette, Branko, Daniel,
    I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. Me and Scott started our friendship in 8th grade and only grew closer in high school. Scott truly was a one of a kind friend, helping many people including myself and always making those around him laugh and smile. May he rest in piece and my deepest condolences again.

  8. Collette, Branko and Daniel, my family and I send our deepest condolences in Scottie’s passing. I remember the fun my brother and I would have when coming over to play as kids across the street, and his kind nature in everything that he did. I know that he will live on through the memory of his family, friends and community. May he rest in peace. You are all in our thoughts.

  9. Colette, Branko and Daniel, I’m sorry to hear about the heavy loss of Scott. Everyday in highschool, we would hang out with our friends in the hallway right outside the music room . Scott created so much laughter in that hallway, and those feelings and memories will never be forgotten by our group. He was taken away way too early, and he will be dearly missed by so many.

  10. I met Scott in grade 8 at WD CUTS. Our friendship would continue through highschool at Bellerose. He always brought a smile to my face with his jokes. Always cheered me up when I was feeling down. I am sending my deepest condolences to your entire family and hope you have people around you to help in this difficult time. Prayers to Scott’s entire family

  11. Collette, Branko, Daniel,
    Unexpected tragedies hurt, especially when a loving soul like your son and brother is taken from us prematurely. Nothing can ever fill the void that once was, but his impact that he left behind will never be forgotten, I had the absolute pleasure of knowing him since Junior high, we laughed, and cried together many nights, and his passionate love for animals was an easy connection. We never stopped contacting each other, even until the very end. Though I am beyond devastated and heartbroken, my brother will live on forever in my heart. If there is anything you all need, anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Stay strong, Scooter would want nothing less.

  12. Collette, Branko, Daniel, I am so beyond sorry to hear about Scott. He was one of my closest friends ever since I moved to St.Albert starting grade 8. Scott always had good friends around him and was always around to hangout or talk too. He has affected my life in a such positive way as we had so many good laughs and times/talks together that I will never, ever forget. No words can describe how much he will be missed.

  13. Colette, Branko, Daniel

    I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with Scott in junior high, no matter what he always brought his big heart, hilarious jokes and infectious smile with him and spread joy to those around him. My condolences to your family in this incredibly difficult time.

  14. Collette, Branko, Daniel, I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was an amazing friend, and a great person. He never failed to make me laugh, even on days where I didn’t think I could. I will forever cherish all the memories I made with him. I wish you all the best. May he rest in piece.

  15. My deepest condolences to Scott’s family.

    Scott and I lost touch many years ago, but some of my fondest high school memories are with him. When I look back at the time we spent together, the first word that comes to mind when I think of Scott is sincere; he said what he meant and shared what he felt, and I always appreciated that. He was an incredible artist, and it was a privilege to learn from him.

    I feel lucky to have spent some time with him while he was here.

    Rest easy Scott.

  16. I met Scott at Crust Craft, he truly was amazing person we used to have small talks during work hours. One of the sweetest person I have met in my life I am going to miss you my friend. My deepest condolences to the Family.

  17. I miss you bro. I’m glad to call you my friend. Rest in peace.

  18. Colette, Branko and Daniel we were all so crushed when we found out about Scott’s passing. There are no words of comfort we can give, just know that our hearts go out to you all. He was such a sweet and gentle person and he’ll be missed.
    Maria and Cory Gaudet

  19. Dear Collette, Branko and Daniel. We were saddened to hear of Scottie’s passing. We have many fond memories of your visits to Thunder Bay and our family get togethers with the boys. We hope your many happy memories bring some comfort at this sad time. Thinking of you all with love. Cindy, Christian and Matthew Mustapic

  20. Scott was a remarkable guy and I’m honoured to have spent the time I did with him.
    He will not be forgotten.

  21. Branko and Family
    Such heartbreaking news, a young person who was loved so much and then lost too soon. Although we never met Scott, it is evident that he was an incredible hardworking young man. Condolences on the passing of your beautiful son.

    Peter Boban and Holly Salo

  22. Dear Branko, Colette and Daniel,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. You have all been through so much and I wish you peace in your hearts. Sending you healing wishes and my thanks for the important message you have shared. I will make a donation to CMHA in Scott’s name.
    Laurie Macdonald

  23. Colette, Branko and Daniel
    Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are to hear of Scott’s passing. May the memories you shared as a family bring you comfort and solace.

    Mick, Gaylene and Tyler Lazar

  24. Thanks for being one of my best friends, you were like a brother I never got to have. I’ll never forget the times we had.

  25. Rest in peace Scott.

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