Rosemary Margaret Hobor is a Canadian artist popularly known as the wife of comedian John Candy. Her husband is a famous comedian and well-respected actor in the motion picture industry. He has many successful works including the critically acclaimed movie, Home Alone. Hobor met him in High School and they later got married. They had a blissful 14 years of marital bliss before his unfortunate demise from a heart attack in 1994.
Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s Biography/ Age
Rosemary Margaret Hobor was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 30, 1949. She is 72 years old as of 2021. Details of her parents and siblings are not available and there is not much to say about her early life except that she was raised in Toronto.
In the meantime, Hobor attended Notre Dame High School, a Catholic all-girls school in Toronto. It is a sister school to the Neil McNeil Catholic High school which her future husband attended. Rosemary Hobor proceeded to Ontario College of Arts and Design where she graduated with a degree in Material Arts.
Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s Career
Rosemary Hobor is a talented artist who is especially gifted in painting and ceramics. She creates amazing artwork and was once a visiting artist in Toronto in the 1970s. She also owns a studio in Santa Monica, California. This she combines with taking care of the family as her husband pursues his Hollywood career.
In addition, Hobor also keeps busy with her involvement in charitable works. Of note is the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which is working against AIDS infection among children and youths as well as the Make-a-wish Foundation whose goal is to put a smile on the face of children with terminal illnesses by granting them their wishes
Rosemary Margaret Hobor’s Marriage and Personal life
Rosemary Hobor and John Candy tied the knot on April 28, 1979, and were married until 1994. They were known to each other since High School but began to date in 1969. The marriage was blessed with two children, Christopher (born September 23, 1984) and daughter, Jennifer (born February 3, 1980). The couple lived a perfect life devoid of controversies until John Candy’s demise.
After she lost her husband, Hobor devoted her time to taking care of their children who are grown-ups now. Both of them became Hollywood stars in the footsteps of their father. Her son Christopher Candy is an actor and her daughter Jennifer is an actress and producer known for her work in “Where is the Party”. She is married to Bryan Sullivan and they have a son Finley Candy Sullivan.
Death of John Candy
John Franklin Candy died on March 4, 1994, at the age of 43, from a heart attack. The incident happened when he was filming his last movie, “Wagon’s East” in Durang, Mexico. The story of his death is captured in a TV series aired on March 2, 2019, titled "Autopsy: The Last Hours of …"
John Candy’s family has a history of myocardial infarction and it was made worse by John Candy’s smoking, heavy drinking, and use of the drug, cocaine. His children are now trying to avoid a similar condition by following a strict diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Christopher and Jennifer have not forgotten their loving father and his contributions to the growth of the Hollywood industry. They gave a heartfelt tribute to him and talked about his lasting legacy in the industry. Chris also spoke about the feeling of his father’s presence around them, even though he is no more.
More about John Candy
John Candy was born in 1950 and was raised by his mother Evangeline after his father passed away in his childhood. He attended Neil McNeil Catholic High School and later went to McCaster University.
Moreover, Candy was an excellent comedian and has lots of comedy works including, Stripes, Splash, Home Alone, Cool Runnings, The Wolf dog, Cucumber, and Lots more. He received a number of awards and was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame after his death.
In addition to acting, Candy invested in a football club, the Toronto Argonauts which won the Gray cup in 1991.
Rosemary Hobor’s Net Worth
Rosemary Hobor’s Net worth increased tremendously after the death of her husband. As his widow, she inherited some of his fortunes, including his investments such as the Toronto Argonauts football team. This combined with proceeds from her own career which further increased her net worth. John Candy had a Net worth of $15 million before his death. As of 2021, Rosemary Hobor has an estimated net worth of about $1 million.
Rosemary Hottor’s Social Life
Rosemary Hobor is active on Instagram as well as some other social media sites. She uses the medium to post her paintings, designs, and other artistic works.
In conclusion, Rosemary Margaret Hobor had a joyous home with her husband John Candy until death cut short their joy. She didn’t remarry and did her best to raise her children alone, and they have become successful people in the industry that made their father famous. She lives a private life but is active on social media where she showcases her work.