Rosemary Margaret Hobor, John Candy’s Wife

Rosemary Margaret Hobor is the wife of the late John Candy. The couple had two children together – Jennifer Anne Candy born in February 3, 1980 and Christopher M. Candy born in September 23, 1984.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor and John Candy were married for 14 years, until John died. They were married from 28 April 1979 to 4 March 1994. Rosemary was John’s high school sweetheart. Then they started dating in 1978.

They bought a 20-acre farm 50 miles north of Toronto, near Newmarket, where they raised their children and had a few horses, cows and cats.

In 2016, their daughter Jennifer is 36 years old, and their son Christopher is 31 years old.

Rosemary Hobor ‘s husband (1950-1994) died in his sleep at age 43 from a heart attack. At the request of Rosemary, there was no autopsy.

Rosemary, born in 1951 is alive and well. She is 65 years old in 2016.

Rosemary Hobor and husband raised their children in Toronto until the mid- 80s, when they moved to LA. But the family still owned land in Queensville, Ontario to have roots in Canada. Rosemary, Jennifer and Christopher enriched John’s life and career. John became known as fun-loving Canadian who could make anyone laugh. In his later years, he was making up to $4 million per picture.

Candy’s obesity and smoking a pack of cigarettes a day were to blame for his early death. Also genetics – his father, car salesman, had died at the age of 35, of heart disease leaving his own wife to raise little John and his brother her own.

After John’s death, Rosemary ‘s elder brother Frank Hober said that none of them believed it would happen. Rosemary, a potter, was left in a tragic situation. Rosemary’s husband, John was extremely protective of their family privacy – he refused to let Rosemary or the rest of the family to do interviews. Their family tradition of keeping private went on after his death.


  • lisa on

    Rose Hobor Candy is still alive today. I don’t understand where you get your information.


    • Houstess on

      That is correct! How odd this article is!


      • NewSwirl on

        Thank you. The sources I used must have been incorrect. Sorry and I will correct the article.


    • NewSwirl on

      Thank you for the information. The sources I used must have been incorrect. Sorry and I will correct the article.


  • Debbie Landers on

    I was just watching John Candy in Only the Lonely. I have seen all of his movies. What a wonderful actor. He is still missed. God bless Mrs Candy and her children. Thank you all for loaning your husband and father for us to adore and enjoy for all time on the screen.


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