Retirement Goodbye Letter

Writing a retirement letter is one of the most emotional things one has to do in his professional career as it is the time to leave the office and the cordial co-workers you have been working with for years.

This is an emotional letter which can be formal and informal depending upon your relationship with the people you are writing the letter to. There is definitely no word limit for writing these letters. You simply have to fully express everything and write about people and events which will remind you of everyone.

If you don’t know how to write retirement goodbye letter, scroll down and read the sample and template to learn how to write the letter in the correct format.

Tips to Write Retirement Goodbye Letter

  • Thank everyone
  • Write in detail
  • Talk about people, places and events that you will miss


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    Sample of Retirement Goodbye Letter

    Enid Baker
    2233 Mayfair Sub
    Charleston, SC 29401

    October 01, 2012

    Hatch Library
    87 Felix Ave.
    Charleston, SC 29401

    Dear all,

    This is to inform you all that I will be retiring from my current position with Hatch Library effective November 01, 2012. Though it is a happy opportunity as I will be able to spend more time with my family, I will miss not coming to work after spending the past 20 years here.

    I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuous support and assistance over the years as it helped me develop professionally. Your unconditional assistance has been a key to the achievements and all the success that I had during my tenure. I have learnt a lot from this organization. I am proud that I have worked with Hatch Library for 20 long years, and I did what I could have done with the best of my knowledge.

    I wish the Hatch Library and all of you future success. My email address and contact number are mentioned in this letter, please feels free to contact me any time. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this transition period, and even after my retirement.

    Thanks to one and all.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Enid Baker

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    Template of Retirement Goodbye Letter

    Your Information

    [Your Name]
    [Your Address]
    [Your City, State, Zip Code]
    [Your Phone Number]
    [Your Email]


    Employer Contact Information

    [Company Name]
    [City, State, Zip Code]


    [Dear colleagues/ Dear All]:

    I am writing this letter with a heavy heart to let you all know that I will be retiring from this organization after serving for the past (write number of years).

    It has been an honour to work with all of you as you have made me what I am today. I will miss all the days that we spent together to make this organization what it is today. However, my back cannot bear the weight of (write organization name) since now I have come of age.

    It has been a roller coaster ride with every single one of you; with ups and downs being a part of the plan. I hope and wish you all the best of luck and hope that we remain in touch.

    Signing off with a heavy heart,

    [Sincerely yours],

    [Your Signature]

    [Your Typed Name]

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