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Discovering the Talent of John Candy’s Wife: Rosemary Hobor and Their Family

Famed actor John Candy's untold family story – get a glimpse of his wife, Rosemary Margaret Hobor, and their children's lives, and how they continue his legacy.
by Rob Gillham | Jan 8 2024

Beloved for his heartwarming characters in films such as “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Uncle Buck,” and “Cool Runnings,” John Candy left a mark on Hollywood with his gifted talent. This article explores the life of Rosemary Margaret Hobor, John’s wife and children.

Find the answers to questions on the minds of fans ever since the actor’s untimely death in 1994.

Rosemary Hobor: The Pillar of Support

John Candy was a married man. He met Rosemary Margaret Hobor, an artist from Toronto, Canada, in 1969, and they married ten years later. 

The two had a strong bond. Hobor was Candy’s rock; she supported him during the highs and lows of his career and remained his wife till his death. 

Rosemary Hober: A Celebrated Artist and Philanthropist

Rosemary is an artist, ceramicist, and sculptor. Today, she showcases many of her ceramic creations on her website, demonstrating her adeptness in sculpting plates, pots, and vases; and creating abstract paintings, amongst other artworks. 

In addition, Hobor is the proud owner of an art studio in Santa Monica, California. She supports non-profit entities such as the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation through charitable endeavors. 

The Fruits of Their Love: John Candy’s Children

Rosemary and John were blessed with two children. Jennifer Candy was born in February 1980, and their son, Christopher Candy, in September 1984. John Candy was tremendously proud of his family and maintained a balance between his Hollywood obligations and his role as a family man.

Christopher Candy: Carving His Own Path

Following in his father’s footsteps, Christopher Candy (now 39) has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He is an actor and producer known for Where’s This Party? (2014), Contracted (2013) and To the Stones (2020).

Christopher has also showcased his talent in the music sphere, pursuing his passion as a Radio Host and DJ.

Jennifer Candy: Pursuing Her Creative Instincts

Like her brother, Jennifer Candy (now 43) chose the entertainment industry. She worked behind the scenes as a producer and stepped into the limelight as an actress. 

Winning hearts in television shows such as “Liv & Maddie” and “Camp Candy,” Jennifer followed her creative heart into the theater, playing a crucial role as a producer in several Los Angeles productions.

The Last Farewell: John Candy’s Untimely Death 

John Candy suffered a heart attack and passed away in his sleep while filming “Wagons East!” in Durango, Mexico. As for his final resting place, Candy was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. 

John Candy’s remarkable career was commemorated with an induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998, four years after his death. He was further recognized as one of the first four entertainers to be honored by Canada Post on a postage stamp in May 2006. 

In a heartfelt tribute, Toronto’s Mayor, John Tory, declared October 31, 2020, as “John Candy Day” to commemorate what would have been Candy’s 70th birthday.

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