Sandy Haggett

Bar Harbor

Sandy Haggett died on May 10, 2022, at home supported by family, friends and hospice. She was born in Lancaster, Pa., on June 20, 1943, the daughter of Elsie and Bill Charles.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, she, her husband, Burt, and their young son Matthew moved to Bar Harbor from the Philadelphia area. Sandy and Burt established the Acadia Veterinary Hospital, where they both worked for 23 years. She was grateful to be able to fulfill her desire, present from a very young age, to work toward the alleviation of suffering in animals.

After her retirement, she became a hospice volunteer for 10 years, enabling her to further open her heart to beings in need. She loved MDI and could often be seen on the paths and trails with one of her beloved Corgis.

She is survived by her husband, Burt, of Bar Harbor, her son Matthew of Philadelphia and a brother, David Herr, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

A service of remembrance will be held at her home at a later date. Donations to the Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundations ( or to 39575 Co Rd 33, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 would be a fitting tribute to her lifelong commitment to help.

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