Rosemary Margaret Hobor Bio, Career, Net Worth

Who is Rosemary Margaret Hobor?

Rosemary Margaret Hobor, born on November 30, 1948, is a famous Canadian material artist. A graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design University, Rosemary Margaret Hobor is the widow of the late Canadian comedian John Candy.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor and John Candy got married on April 28, 1979. Unfortunately, Candy passed away on March 4, 1994, at the age of 43, due to a heart attack. 

Rosemary Margaret Hobor Biography
Rosemary Margaret Hobor Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameRosemary Margaret Hobor
Also Known AsRosemary Candy
BirthdayNovember 30, 1948
Age 74 years old
Sun signSagittarius
Personality TraitsPositive traits: Spontaneous, Insightful, and Flexible
Negative Traits: Prideful, Lustful, and Short-tempered
BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Sexual OrientationStraight
Height5 feet 4 inches
MeasurementsNot Available
Marital statusWidowed
SpouseJohn Franklin Candy (Died: March 4, 1994)
Profession Material Artist
Net WorthUSD 1 million

Early Life

Rosemary grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately, details about her parents are currently unavailable. 

She was a student at the all-girls institution Notre Dame High School, a Roman Catholic secondary school in Ontario, Canada. After her high school graduation, she joined the Ontario College of Art and Design University. 

In 1973, Rosemary graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University with a degree in Material Arts. Similarly, in her later life, she joined Brentwood Fine Arts School in LA to study painting and drawing. 


Rosemary Margaret Hobor is a well-known material artist. After graduating high school, Rosemary worked as an assistant for Eatons Interior Design Department for two years. 

She assisted Murray Oliver and twelve other renowned interior designers. Rosemary’s main job was to help the designers organize their furniture, carpets, and fabric catalogs. 

John Candy with his family
Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her husband, John Candy, and Kids

She was also trained in portfolio layouts; she submitted her portfolio to OCA/Materials Arts – Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rosemary gained work experience at Primavera Interior Design during her second year at college. 

In 2014, Rosemary opened Rose Candy Studio/Gallery on 26th Street, Santa Monica, California, where various paintings and ceramics are displayed and sold to private collectors. Likewise, she started her website,, in 2020. 

Apart from this, Rosemary has also organized art shows at Montana Street Art Show in Santa Monica and the Brentwood Art Centre Group Shows in Brentwood. She has also collaborated with brands such as Lululemon, Kelley Murray Greenhouse, Flying Circus Restaurant, and Second City Firehall Theatre on a commission basis. 

In addition, Rosemary has also been involved with several charitable organizations. Her philanthropic work includes working with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which focuses on HIV prevention among children and youths. Likewise, Rosemary has frequently collaborated with Make-a-Wish Foundation to help provide financial aid to children suffering from critical or fatal diseases.

Rosemary Margaret Hobor Marriage to John Candy

John Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian known for his roles in films such as Stripes, Splash, Summer Rental, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. In the late 1970s, John Candy met his future wife, Rosemary Margaret Hobor, on a blind date that their mutual friends had set up.

John Candy with his wife, Rosemary Margaret Hobor
John Candy with his wife, Rosemary Margaret Hobor

While most blind dates usually end badly, John and Rosemary felt an instant connection to each other, making their blind date a huge success. They soon began dating, and after just a few months of their relationship, John and Rosemary walked down the aisle on April 28, 1979. 

John and Rosemary had a fairytale marriage, and the couple was the definition of couple goals. Unfortunately, on March 4, 1994, John Candy passed away due to a heart attack. 

Candy’s demise abruptly ended his marriage with Rosemary Margaret Hobor. John and Rosemary were married for almost 15 years, and the pair shared two children. 

John’s death was a huge blow to Rosemary, and it took her some time to overcome the grief of losing her husband. Even today, Rosemary has chosen to honor the memory of her husband and has not remarried. 

John Candy and Rosemary Margaret Hobor Children

Rosemary Margaret Hobor is the mother of two children. She and her late husband, John Candy, welcomed their daughter, Jennifer Candy, on February 3, 1980. Jennifer was born in Toronto, Canada. 

On September 23, 1984, Rosemary and John became parents for the second time when their son, Christopher Candy, was born. Following in their famous father’s footsteps, Jennifer and Christopher are involved in the entertainment world and are keeping their legendary father’s legacy alive. 

Jennifer is an actor and producer known for her work in Vino, Liv, and Maddie, and Where’s This Party?. On October 27, 2012, Jennifer got married to Bryan Sullivan. 

Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her daughter, Jennifer Candy
Rosemary Margaret Hobor with her daughter, Jennifer Candy

Christopher Candy is an up-and-coming actor known for his roles in “Where’s This Party?”, “Contracted” and “To the Stones.” Besides this, Rosemary Margaret Hobor is also a grandmother. Her daughter, Jennifer, has a child named Finley Sullivan. 

Who was John Candy?

John Candy, Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s husband, was a renowned Canadian actor and comedian. Known for his work in several Hollywood projects, John Candy was a member of the Toronto branch of the improvisation group Second City and its Second City Television series. 

Likewise, John Candy acted in many comedy films, including  Stripes, Splash, Summer Rental, Spaceballs, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Cool Runnings. In his later career, he also experimented with serious roles in films such as Only the Lonely and JFK.  

A sports enthusiast, Candy co-owned the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. In 1994, John Candy directed the comedy Hostage for a Day. 

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1982 and 1983. Likewise, John Candy also received the Gemini Award for Earle Grey Award and the Banff Television Festival for Sir Peter Ustinov Award. 

John Candy
John Candy

John Candy Death

Actor and comedian John Candy died from a heart attack on March 4, 1994. He was 43 years old at the time of his death

Candy died in Durango, Mexico, where he was shooting Wagons East. Confirming Candy’s demise, a Durango government spokesperson released a statement that 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.”

Candy was visibly obese and had binge-eating tendencies. Weighing over 300 pounds, the comedian had a family history of heart attacks. John’s father also died due to a heart attack at a young age. 

A chain smoker, John Candy, heavily drank alcohol and also used cocaine occasionally. Although he tried to control his weight through dieting and exercise, Candy was experiencing extreme stress throughout the filming of Wagons East, his last movie. Additionally, he also suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks.

John Candy Funeral

After his untimely demise on March 4, 1994, John Candy’s funeral was held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church located in Los Angeles, California. 

The legendary comedian was interred in the mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery located in Culver City. A special memorial service was held on March 18, 1994, by his former improvisation group, the Second City. Likewise, the memorial service was broadcast across Canada. 

Candy was posthumously inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998. The Canadian entertainer was also featured on a postage stamp by Canada Post. 

Honoring his legacy, Mayor John Tory declared October 31, 2020, which would have been Candy’s 70th birthday, as “John Candy Day.” After his death, Candy’s alma mater, Neil McNeil Catholic High School, opened The John Candy Visual Arts Studio in his honor. 

Net Worth

As of 2022, Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s net worth is approximately USD 1 million. She has accumulated an impressive net worth as a material artist. As a result, she leads a luxurious lifestyle. 

Moreover, her husband, John Candy, had an astounding net worth of approximately USD 15 million at the time of his death. After his demise, Rosemary inherited the majority of Candy’s properties and wealth. 

Social Media


On Instagram, Rosemary Margaret Hobor is active under the username “helllorose.” She has 972 followers, and she follows 908 other accounts. 

The material artist uses social media to showcase her impressive artworks and luxuriously-designed ceramics. Moreover, she features her children on her social media.


Rosemary Margaret Hobor is also active on Facebook. Her Facebook account, under the username “Rosemary Candy.” 

The material artist has over 230 Facebook friends. Rosemary’s profile picture is a mirror selfie of herself. 

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