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This memorial website was created in the loving memory of Janet Marie Hardy, who was born on November 02, 1989, in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was killed on October 26, 2003 by a drunk driver at the age of 13, just one week before her 14th birthday. 
There are no words to explain the depth of our loss.  Our lives have been changed forever.  In place of joy and laughter, there is sorrow and tears.  She filled our lives with an irreplaceable joy.  She will NEVER be forgotten.

The Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games are a tribute to Janet and a way for us to reach out to the community with education and awareness about drunk driving.  The 11th Annual G
ames will be  held on April 12, 2014, at the Cecil Arena, in Northeast, MD.  Click on "Her Legacy" to see the game schedule for 2014 and all the Scholarship winners.  For more information, contact Ms. Hardy at heydebhideb@hotmail.com or 443-466-4990.

Donate to the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund. P.O. Box 302, Conowingo, MD, 21918 or visit 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V77Z3XTWWQ8G2.

Maryland State Employee's may also designate the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund as your charity. Your four digit designation code is 1092. 


 

 

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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Missing you   / Mommy
Missing you. Its the hardest thing I have to do. To survive everyday without your smile, your touch, your laughter. To say I miss you brings tears to my eyes. To take a moment from my busy life and let my thoughts consume me, I risk losing my san...  Continue >>
Thank you   / Ed Vaughn -Young Marines (none)
I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to come out and speak to the Young Marines last night. Your talk was very impactful. I spoke to one of our adult volunteers and she said she was very moved by your story. As I sat here at my desk today...  Continue >>
Soccer season 2013 has begun!!   / Mommy
Its here, another season of soccer, and as I prepare for the annual pizza party and decorating of your willow tree at school, I sit here wondering what I will say to the young players.  Every year we have decorated the willow tree that was plant...  Continue >>
From VIP in Lutherville, 7-19-13   / Steve J. (A New Friend )
I was in the victim's meeting tonight. I was the guy in the third row with the lump in his throat and tear in his eye. Your presentation has affected me deeply. It was so powerful and moving. The card you gave me with Janet's photo will forever stay ...  Continue >>
From 4-18-2013   / Justin F. (none)
I am one of Mr. Craig's students. You presented to my class yesterday night (April 18th), and at the time I didn't know what to say due to several reasons. I know sorry for your loss isn't good enough, and I am positive that there isn't anything that...  Continue >>
Talking to an Angel - written 11-29-05  / Elizabeth Diehl (friend)    Read >>
I dreamt of you  / Mommy     Read >>
I Am So Sorry  / Kira (None But My Grandma & Grandad Are Angels )    Read >>
Saturday / Mommy     Read >>
Sobriety Checkpoint 3-16-13  / Cecil Whig (none)    Read >>
Power of Love  / Lisa S. (none)    Read >>
From 11-21-12  / Shawn C. (none)    Read >>
I'm so sorry  / Katelynne Connelly (Friend)    Read >>
MADD Meeting 2-15-2013  / Elisa D. (none)    Read >>
Our Hero's are going to be working tonight!!  / Mommy     Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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Her legacy
11th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games  
11th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games April 12, 2014 Cecil Arena 2706 North East Road Northeast MD 9:00 Cecil Fire and Rescue vs. Perryville JV 10:00 U13 Exhibition Game 11:00 Cecil Fire and Rescue vs. Cecil United 12:00 Maryland State Police-JFK vs. Perryville Varsity I 1:00 Maryland State Police-Bel Air vs. N. Harford High 2:00 Harford Co. Sheriffs vs. Belair High 3:00 Maryland State Police-CVED vs. Elkton High 4:00 Maryland State Police-North East vs. Perryville II 5:00 MSP-North East vs. MSP-CVED Consessions (hotdogs candy chips water soda) and raffle baskets will be available throughout the day, along with silent auctions. All donations received benefit the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarhship applications are due April 6, 2013 and may be obtained by contacting your guidance counselor or Ms. Hardy. For more information about the Games, the Scholarship or to have Ms. Hardy speak at your school, church, or other group contact Ms. Hardy at heydebhideb@hotmail.com or 443.466.4990. 2014 Scholarship Recipients will be announced after they have been awarded.
2013 Scholarship Recipients  
Abigail Hayes of Elkton High School, Alison Watson of Perryville High School, Haley Jacobs of North Harford High School, Kayla Hamel of North Harford High School, Brianna Haffey of Havre de Grace High School
10th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games  

10th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games

April 13, 2013

Cecil Arena

2706 North East Road Northeast MD


9:00  U13 Tournament - Round 1

10:00  U13 Tournament - Round 2

11:00  Cecil Fire & Rescue vs Havre de Grace High

12:00  U13 Tournament - Final

1:00  Maryland State Police-Belair vs Perryville High 1

2:00  Harford Co Sheriffs Office vs North Harford High

3:00  Maryland State Police-CVED vs Elkton High

4:00  Maryland State Police-Northeast vs Perryville High 2

5:00  Maryland State Police-Northeast vs Maryland State Police-CVED

Consessions (hotdogs candy chips water soda) and raffle baskets will be available throughout the day, along with silent auctions. All donations received benefit the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarhship applications are due April 6, 2013 and may be obtained by contacting your guidance counselor or Ms. Hardy.

For more information about the Games, the Scholarship or to have Ms. Hardy speak at your school, church, or other group contact Ms. Hardy at heydebhideb@hotmail.com or 443.466.4990.

2013 Scholarship Recipients will be announced after they have recieved their scholarship.

9th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games  

9th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games

April 21, 2012

Cecil Arena

2706 North East Road Northeast MD

9:00   U12-A vs. U12-B

9:50   Harford Co. Sheriffs Office vs. North Harford High

10:50   U12-C vs. U12-D

11:40  Cecil Fire and Rescue vs. Perryville High

12:40  Maryland State Police-CVED vs. Rising Sun High

1:40  U12-AB semi-final vs. U12-CD semi-final

2:30  Maryland State Police-Northeast vs. Perryville High

3:30  U12-AB Final vs. U12-CD Final

4:20   Maryland State Police vs. Maryland State Police

5:20   Alumni Game

Consessions (hotdogs candy chips water soda) and raffle baskets will be available throughout the day, along with silent auctions.  All donations received benefit the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarhship applications are due April 13, 2012 and may be obtained by contacting your guidance counselor or Ms. Hardy.

For more information about the Games, the Scholarship or to have Ms. Hardy speak at your school, church, or other group contact Ms. Hardy at heydebhideb@hotmail.com or 443.466.4990.

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Allison Bredder, Belair High School, $1000

Katie LaHatte, Fallston High School, $1000

Jamie Hoban, Harford Technical High School, $1000

Abigail Tinari, Bohemia Manor High School, $1000

Douglas "Bryn" Bogan, Bohemia Manor High School, $1000

Talking to an Angel, written 11-29-2005  

Talking to an Angel

Written 11-29-05 by Elizabeth Diehl a friend

That treacherous morning the 26th of October
This is one day we will never get over.
That day God took your life into His own hands.
For you my dear he had different plans.
That morning there was a fatal crash
Your life instantly taken from you in a flash.
The news of your death came by surprise.
The thing I knew tears filled my eyes.
There the tears were flowing down my cheek.
At that same moment I felt very weak.
An hour had passed tears still streaming down my face.
My best friend Nicole was there for me to embrace.
Rain poured down the day that you died.
That is the day that every Angel had cried.
Tears of God’s happiness fell from the sky.
They were also tears of my mourning as I wondered why.
Why did he take this wonderful soul?
I know why now…you’re a treasure to behold.
It’s been a while now since you’ve been gone.
But you’re not gone at all you’ve been with us all along.
No words to explain how many lives you’ve touched
Or how many people could love you so much.
There I was at this viewing of yours
Seeing about 200 people in line to get through the doors.
There you were lying in your new bed.
It broke my heart to see such a young girl lying there dead.
You had your soccer team jersey on in which you had played.
Your hair looked the same there in those pigtailed braids.
Everything looked normal but there was no smile.
That’s something I didn’t get over for a very long while.
There was always a smile on your beautiful face.
Now there’s a smile on ours because you’re in a safer place.
The priest at the funeral said that one hour in Heaven is forty years on Earth.
Along with your death there came a new birth.
A new birth of closer friendship of all that could see
Exactly how much we lost of Oktober 26 2003.
We all pray that Sammy will be okay.
But I know that you’re guiding her every step of the way.
Janet my dear Heaven awaits.
Open and enter those pearly white gates.
Go play soccer with the Angels above.
Spread your wings and fly with the rest
Knowing that you lived your life to the best.
This is not goodbye just see you again.
I’ll see you again sometime I just don’t know when.
I’ll try real hard to keep a good attitude.
So with all of this said I shall conclude.
Up in Heaven the Angels are waiting for you.
So now there’s only one thing left to do.
Grab Mrs. Gizzi’s hand and join the Heavenly party.
Rest in peace Beautiful Angel.
I love you forever Janet Marie Hardy.

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Janet's Photo Album
9.27.03 My favorite picture of Janet. One month before the crash.
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