William Thomas Swarbrick

William Thomas Swarbrick

January 7, 1932 – May 8, 2021

Age 89

William was a professional hockey player who played for the Omaha Knights; retiring from hockey in 1964. He founded Superior Lighting in 1968. He was instrumental in organizing O.M.A.H.A. Youth Hockey where he was a coach for many years.

Preceded in death by wife Fern; sister Kay Salewich.

Survived by children Debbie (Tom) Berg, Karen Duffy, Rebecca (Greg) Banks, Leslie Amick, Bill (Jackie) Swarbrick, and Rick (Peggy) Swarbrick; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings Dorothy Stein, Fran Banting, George (Joanne) Swarbrick, Linda (Renus) Snyders, and Jane (Dave) Quark; many loving relatives and friends.

Visitation following CDC guidelines: Wednesday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, followed by

Memorial Service following CDC guidelines at Noon, all at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

To view video of the service, click the link below:


In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association / www.alz.org and Hillcrest Hospice.


  • Lisa Gue Posted May 9, 2021 5:06 pm

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. What a legacy that man has left behind 💜

  • Terry & Fran Banting and Boys Posted May 9, 2021 6:03 pm

    Our condolences to all of you in Omaha . Hope Dad and Uncle Bill will behave now that they are back together. Our love goes out to all of you . Hugs and kisses to all from all of us.

  • Tom Lindsay Posted May 10, 2021 7:08 am

    So sorry to hear that your Dad passed away now Omaha hockey has lost another great man

  • DANIEL MENARD Posted May 11, 2021 1:12 pm

    Bill senior will always be in the Menard family memories.We always recognized Bill and Fern as family for decades.Our condolences to all the family.May God be with Bill and Fern.

  • Dave Sautter Posted May 11, 2021 2:28 pm

    Blessing to your family. Passing family members is always difficult. Just know that he is in a better place, and he is with Fern again. May your families hearts be at rest now, knowing this and all will be calm. God Bless you all.

    Dave Sautter

  • Merv & Marlene Burgess Posted May 11, 2021 4:08 pm

    So many memories of Bill from our Moose Jaw hay days! Farewell friend. Warmest thoughts to the family.

  • Linda Rosso Posted May 12, 2021 1:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. My love and prayers to your family.

  • Monica Gryskiewicz Posted May 13, 2021 11:05 am

    So sad to know of Bill’s passing. Was a great hockey player, and loved his family. We will keep the family in our thoughts and Prayers. (Todd Morton’s Mom)

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