Lord thank You for John Vanthof and the riding of Timiskaming-Cochrane. I thank You for his faith, for his passion for his neighbours, for his care for Your creation, and I thank You for his compassionate heart. We ask that You give him the spirit of wisdom and revelation as You use him to share light to the world.
John and his wife Ria owned and operated a dairy farm just outside of Earlton from 1984 to 2012. John was first elected to represent Timiskaming Cochrane in 2011 and re-elected in 2014.
The Vanthofs have four children, two in University and two working in the North.
John’s public service career started with his election to the Temiskaming Dairy Producer Committee which he served on for over twenty years including several years as Chairman. In 2004, John was elected for a term to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. John was DFO Director when Thornloe Cheese was threatened with closure and played a key role in its rebirth. John also served on municipal council for twelve years.