Writing a Farewell Letter to a Person who is Retiring

How To Write Letters: Writing a Farewell Letter to a Person who is Retiring
Letter # 1:

Rita Wilkinson
Address
City, State Zip

January 1, 2005

Mr. John Doe
123 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Doe:

I applaud you for your years of service and achievement at ABC Associates. My warmest congratulations and best wishes for your retirement.

I know a lot will continue to benefit from your personal wisdom and engineering expertise, and hope you will stay in touch and join us for occasional social events. We will greatly miss your sharp, incisive wit. Your leadership and innovation have kept us ahead of all our competitors, both locally and nationwide. Your retirement is our loss, but a well-deserved respite for you. Have a wonderful retirement!

Best regards,

Rita Wilkinson

How To Write Letters: Writing a Farewell Letter to a Person who is Retiring
Letter # 2:

Rita Wilkinson
Address
City, State Zip

January 1, 2005

Mr. John Doe
123 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Doe:

Congratulations on the happy day of your retirement! I have thoroughly enjoyed our association. I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for your unfaltering support to me throughout my company’s tenure. I shall greatly treasure your notable teachings on how to survive the challenges of the corporate world. Again, congratulations on a well-deserved retirement. Few have persevered as you have. I hope you will enjoy directing your energies into your other special interests. We all extend our best wishes to as you take a long and much-deserved vacation.

Best regards,

Rita Wilkinson

How To Write Letters: Writing a Farewell Letter to a Person who is Retiring
Letter # 3:

Rita Wilkinson
Address
City, State Zip

January 1, 2005

Mr. John Doe
123 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Doe:

I just heard about your retirement plans from your wife when we met at the supermarket yesterday. It sure will be dull around this factory without you. You know, of course, that you have been a reliable resource for information. After heading the production department for 20 years, you seem to know everyone and everything. You will be sorely missed and impossible to replace. We know you will be eager to catch up on the traveling and writing you love so much. Keep in touch!

Best regards,

Rita Wilkinson

How To Write Letters: Writing a Farewell Letter to a Person who is Retiring
Letter # 4:

Rita Wilkinson
Address
City, State Zip

January 1, 2005

Mr. John Doe
123 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Doe:

John, surely you are much too young to retire why you are only three years older than I am! You were my first partner in the Springfield branch, and we have experienced the ups and downs of the market together. I have owed a debt of appreciation for the countless times you have helped keep us on track, on time, and within our budget. In addition to your incredible competence and skill, you have been a friend to all with your thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement. You will be greatly missed. Best wishes for your retirement.

Best regards,

Rita Wilkinson

How To Write Letters: Writing a Farewell Letter to a Person who is Retiring
Letter # 5:

Rita Wilkinson
Address
City, State Zip

January 1, 2005

Mr. John Doe
123 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Doe:

Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement. As one of our most faithful employees, you will be greatly missed. The animation department will not be the same without you. Your optimistic outlook and abundance of vigor have helped made our workplace a pleasant place to labor. Your positive contributions to the dynamics of this department will be greatly missed. We already feel as if a part of us is missing. Please keep in touch.

Best regards,

Rita Wilkinson

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