Passed away in West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on June 16, 2018 at the age of 71. Beloved husband to Elaine Kempton for 46 years and father to Shayne Kempton and Dawn LeNoury. Cherished grandfather to Madison LeNoury, father-in-Law to Jason LeNoury, brother to the late Allan Kempton and brother-in-law to the late Peggy Moffat, George (and Janet) Heard and Jim (and the late Peg) Heard. Proud and Beloved uncle to Sheila Moffat-Koczka. Brian was decorated numerous times during his 30 year career as a professional firefighter in Hamilton. He was also an accomplished sportsman, coaching soccer and hockey for years after playing both sports at semi-professional levels. He held a 2nd Dan black belt in the Botoku-Kai school of Karate and studied Tai-Chi extensively. He earned an excellent reputation in the horse racing industry during forty plus years as a trainer, mentoring and supporting a number of young careers along the way. Following Cremation, A Celebration of Brian’s Life will take place at the Grimsby Pumphouse (447 Elizabeth St., Grimsby) on Friday, June 29th between the hours of 4 and 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would sincerely appreciate donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society.