Rosemary Margaret Hobor (John Candy’s wife) Age/ Children/ Husband’s Death/ Net worth/ Career and Facts

Rosemary Margaret Hobor
Rosemary Margaret Hobor

Rosemary Margaret Hobor is famous as the wife of Late John Candy who was a Canadian – American actor and comedian. She remained as his widow throughout her life.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor Wiki/ Bio

Rosemary Margaret Hobor is popular as a celebrity spouse. She is the widow of late comedian John Candy who passed away tragically.

She completed her high school education at Notre Dame High School and then joined the Ontario College of Art and Design University. She attained a Material Arts degree.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor Height/ Weight/ Age

Her height is 5 feet 4 inches and her weight is approximately 56 kg. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Her date of birth is mentioned differently by online sources some say she was born on 30 August 1949 while others state it to be 30 November 1948.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s age is between 72 – 73 years (as of 2021). She is still alive and living a healthy life.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor Net worth

She is an artist and has appeared in various movies. Her estimated net worth is $1 million.

Apart from this the family also owns different properties, lands, etc. She has inherited her husband’s net worth after his death.

On the other hand, her husband John Candy’s net worth was $15 million at the time of his death. He accumulated this income from his successful career in the entertainment industry.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor Boyfriend/ Husband/ Family

Her father and mother’s name is not known. Also, there is no information available about her siblings.

Talking about her personal life, John Candy Rosemary Margaret Hobor met each other on a blind date which was organized by their mutual friends.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her husband John Candy
Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her husband John Candy

In early 1979, they began dating and soon tied the knot. Their wedding took place on 28 April 1979.

They share two children together a daughter Jennifer Candy born on 3 February 1980 and a son Christopher Candy born on 23 September 1984.

Jennifer and Christopher, both are following their father’s footsteps and are involved in the entertainment industry.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her family
Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her family

Jennifer is an actress and producer famous for Liv and Maddie, Where’s This Party, In Vino, etc.

She got married on 27 October 2012. Her husband’s name is Bryan Sullivan with whom she has a daughter Finley Candy Sullivan.

Christopher is also an actor popular for Contracted, Where’s This Party?, and To the Stones.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her children Jennifer and Christopher
Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her children Jennifer and Christopher

The family of four was living a happy life until John died tragically on 4 March 1994 in Durango, Mexico. He died due to a heart attack.

In 2016, his children shared stories about their late father on occasion of his birthday.

Initially, they stayed in Canada and later moved to Los Angeles, the USA in the mid-80s. After his death, she lived a private life and did not remarry but stayed as his widow.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s husband John Candy

John Franklin Candy was a Canadian – American actor and comedian. He was born on 31 October 1950 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, and died on 4 March 1994 at the age of 43 years.

He made his debut with a small part as a Shriver in Creeps by David E Freeman, a Canadian play about cerebral palsy. There was also a guest appearance in the children’s television series Cucumber and had a regular role on the TV series Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins from 1974 to 1975.

John Candy
John Candy

In 1979, he appeared in a minor role in Lost and Found and as a U.S. Army soldier in Steven Spielberg’s big-budget comedy 1941.

He rose to fame in 1981 with Stripes and has lent his voice to multiple characters in the animated film Heavy Metal.

John became hit when he appeared in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with Steve Martin. Later he had a successful career and never looked back. His first lead role came with the movie Summer Rental in 1985.

Some of his well-known work includes The Courage of Kavik, The Wolf Dog, Splash, She’s Having a Baby, Uncle Buck, Home Alone, etc.

Candy also wrote and directed Only the Lonely in 1991. Due to his untimely death, he left many projects unfinished which include The Incomparable Atuk, Last Holiday, Bartholomew vs Neff, etc.

Talking about his personal life, he married Rosemary in 1979 and share two children with her.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s husband’s cause of death

He died on 4 March 1994 in Mexico where he was shooting for his film Wagons East. After finishing dinner he went to sleep in his room.

At late night he fell unconscious and was rushed to hospital with the help of his roommate. But unfortunately, he was declared dead. He was 43 years old.

The autopsy revealed his cause of death as a heart attack. There were multiple reasons for him to suffer an attack. His family history was the main aspect as his father and brother had died prematurely of a heart attack.

Candy was overweight and also did smoking, alcohol intake, and occasional use of cocaine. It is also said that he was under stress. He is cremated at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

About his death the Carolco publicist said :

We are all very saddened by the death of this very fine and talented man. John Candy was a marvelous entertainer, a wonderful human being, and one of the most respected actors in the motion picture and TV industry. For this to happen at the end of the shoot of ‘Wagons East’ makes it particularly personal for all of us.

Carolco Publicist
NameRosemary Margaret Hobor
Date of Birth30 August 1949
Age72 years (as of 2021)
BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Zodiac SignVirgo
HometownNot Known
Net worth$1 million US Dollars
SchoolNotre Dame High School
CollegeOntario College of Arts and Design University
Heightfeet and inches- 5’4”
centimeters- 165 cm
Weightkilograms- 56 kg
pounds- 123 lbs
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Eye ColorBrown
Hair colorBlonde
Shoe sizeNot Known
Father nameNot Known
Mother nameNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
BoyfriendNot Known
Marital statusWidowed
HusbandJohn Candy
ChildrenJennifer Candy and Christopher Candy


Rosemary Margaret Hobor Candy is a contemporary artist. She completed Material Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

According to her website, she is a ceramicist and Abstract painter. She is involved in painting, drawing, and photography for more than four decades.

Being excellent with porcelain she taught as a visiting artist in Toronto for eight years in the 1970s.

She owns her own art studio named Rose Candy Studio in Santa Monica, California where she displays her masterpieces.

Apart from this, she is also involved in charity work. She worked with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation which aims to prevent HIV infection in children and youth.

Also, she collaborated with the Make-A-Wish foundation which aims to grant wishes to children who have critical or life-threatening illnesses.

Favorite Things/ Hobbies

  • Hobbies – pottery and painting

Facts/ Trivia

  • Rosemary Margaret Hobor is famous as the widow of John Candy who was an actor and comedian.
  • She ventured into arts, ceramics, design, and painting.
  • She has featured in some popular movies.
  • On social media, she is active with her Instagram account where she shares her artwork and has 615 followers.
  • She is working with charitable foundations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
  • She was married to her husband for 14 years until he lost his life of heart attack at the age of 43 years while filming the parody movie Wagons East.
  • John was the co-owner of Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League along with Bruce McNall and Wayne Gretzky.
  • She received a grant from Ontario Arts Council for seven years for conducting workshops, critiques, and delivering lectures as visiting artists through the ceramics program in the 1970s.
  • She has instilled healthy eating habits for the whole family after her husband’s death.
  • In 2019, the TV series Autopsy: The Last Hours of…. covered the storyline of John Candy’s death.
  • The role of Redfeather, Turkey was written for John in the animated Disney film which was cut from the movie after his death.
  • She grew up gracefully and raised her children single-handedly.
  • The Candy family owns land in Queensvilla, a 20-acre farm near Newmarket, and various other properties.