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Retirement Letter: What to Include (With Sample Letter)

A retirement letter is a letter written by an employee to his or her employer to formally inform him or her about his retirement because of several reasons like maybe an accident or some other unavoidable circumstances along with the specific date of departure, since this is always the last letter that one will ever write to his employer, it is advisable that you make a perfect one, and this can only be achieved by using a sample letter of this as a guide hence your writing will be excellent.

Here’s a sample letter to help you…

What to include in a retirement letter

  • The name of the company you are working at
  • Your job title
  • You should include a notice period
  • The last day which you intend to work or the date of resignation
  • Thank your employer for giving you an opportunity to work for him
  • Show how you enjoyed working there and how you will miss that environment

Sample of a retirement resignation letter

Martha Careen456 Main Street

Texas, TX 12345

2nd January 2019


Ms. John Mike

Human Resource Manager

ABC Company

6579 W. Fourth St.

Plano, TX 00974

Dear Mr. Mike,

I have written this letter to inform you that I will be retiring on Thursday, January 24th, 2019.

i have decided to leave because it is now my time to rest and be with my family, after working for 35 years, I know this is the time for me to quit working and enjoy the company of my family.

Despite being excited about this retirement, I am also sad because am leaving this great company that taught me a lot of lessons in life as well as the great team that this company has, which is why I am also taking this chance to sincerely thank you for giving me an opportunity to work in ABC Company.

If you would need to help in any way before I leave, just let me know, I will be very glad to help you make this transition be an easy task.


Handwritten Signature

Martha Careen