retirement letter sample template

Retirement Letter sample

How do you write a retirement letter? Download this simple retirement letter sample now. Wishing you the best retirement ever!

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The best part about being retired is never having to request time off! However, a last retirement letter is a formality that is requested from you.

How do you write a retirement letter?

When you are about to retire, it's common to have some meetings with your boss and HR department, to be sure the transition will go smoothly, for the organization that you are about to leave, as well as for yourself. One of the activities that you need to do, is by sending a retirement letter about details of your departure.

Your letter should include the date you are resigning, which will be the last day you work. If you are able to help during the transition that will follow your resignation, mention this as well.

Let the following content inspire you when drafting  your personal retirement resignation letter:

Retirement Letter sample sentences:


  • Dear Mr., Mrs. Name of HR manager,
  • Dear Sir or Madam,


  • I am writing to inform you that I will be formally retiring effective {{Resignation Date}}.
  • I would like to thank the company for all the great opportunities and chances given to me. I would also like to thank my colleagues from the core of my heart.
  • I would like to notify through this letter that I am formally retiring from the company and my retirement would be effective from date retirement.


  • I learned some great skills and some unique thing from them.
  • I was working in this company for the past {{job life of the retiree}} and I would miss each moment spend in the company. I would be grateful if I can be of any assistance in later future.
  • I would like to inform you that I will be retiring effective {{Resignation Date}}.
  • I have genuinely enjoyed working for {{Organization}}, and I sincerely appreciate the support provided to me during my {{years}} as part of the company. The stimulation of our positive corporate culture and the opportunities for promotion and professional advancement I was given made waking up and coming to work each day a pleasure.
  • While I look forward to enjoying my retirement, I will miss being part of our team and the company. I trust that the friendships I have developed here will last well into the future.
  • If I can be of any assistance before my departure or afterward, then please let me know. I'd be happy to provide whatever assistance I can to provide a smooth transition to my successor.
  • I have given considerable thought to this significant decision over the past year, but I feel this is the right time to retire. I am proud to have achieved so much with such fine and respectable peers these past {{No of years employed}} years.
  • I sincerely appreciate {{Company Name}}’s support during my long tenure. Because of our shared accomplishments, I will always consider myself as part of the company.


  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. 
  • Please let me know when you would like to meet to further discuss my resignation. I would be happy to provide any additional assistant to enable a smooth transition.
  • Looking forward to your reply.
  • I wish all my colleagues the best and am certain that {{Company Name}} will continue to grow and be successful.


  • Yours sincerely,
  • Personal signature

Download this simple retirement letter sample now. Wishing you the best retirement ever!

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