A farewell letter is written by a person who wishes to leave the company, institution or community that they have been a part of and the time they have spent with the people in it. It is a very heartfelt letter, and the writer is more often not sensitive about the content that is written there. It is an emotional outpour about the time spent together and therefore should be received accordingly. This letter is a sample farewell letter from a colleague who has tendered their resignation for some personal reason.
They have spent a considerable time at the organization and wishes to part on good terms with everybody. They write, simply and openly, to their department colleagues whom they shall miss when they leave the company. A farewell is usually mixed with a tinge of sadness and excitement for the leaving employee. Make sure the farewell letter is written in an informal tone and mentions who all it is being addressed to. One could also cite several instances they have shared with people- this could be happy, sad, emotional, etc
Department Head – Accounts
34 Flint Street
Miami, FL 33179
As you would already have known, I have tendered my resignation as Department Head – Accounts, with my last day on DD/MM/YYYY. I am writing with a heavy heart to bid you all farewell. I have had the privilege and joy of working with each of you in the Accounts department over the last six years.
The past six years have been full of sweet memories, and I feel lucky to have spent this time with all of you. I thank you for your great support during my tenure at this position in this wonderful company. Remember Diwali of YYYY when our department was named the “Most Efficient Department” of the company? The celebration party that followed was even better! I would also like to thank you all for naming me the employee of the month for three months straight back in YYYY. However, the time has come for me to move on to other pastures. I shall miss all of you terribly, especially our extended lunch hours!
I will also dearly miss our annual department trips. McleodGanj, Shimla, Mussoorie! It used to be a different city every year- full of adventures and promises. Those trips were a relief from the hectic days we spend at work. Even if it meant taking care of one another for falling ill from the hills! You all have been there with me through thick and thin, and you have my promise of always being there for you all as well.
I do hope that we can meet up with one another soon when I have settled down at my new workplace. Feel free to contact me at my current cell phone number. I wish each of you the best in your future endeavors.