Retirement Appreciation Letter


For an individual declaring his or her retirement from the place they have been working at, it is a norm for the organization to write back an appreciation letter to the employee retiring. This is called a letter of appreciation where the person is thanked for years of their loyal service to the firm and its people.

This letter can be long or short depending on the company. It is advised to customize this letter for the person retiring as it gives a special personal and humble touch to the farewell. Often these letters are followed up with a meet or a farewell party where the entire team gets together to bid goodbye to the person leaving. The time, place and venue of the same should also be pre-determined in the letter. Refer to the sample letter given below to get an idea on how to write your very own customized version of a retirement appreciation letter.

Sample Letter


UC Office

8th Floor

Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon




Mr. Ghosh

Associate Manager

UC Office

8th Floor

Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon


Subject: Retirement Appreciation Letter

Respected Mr Ghosh,

We came across your letter requesting for an early retirement. Sir, on behalf of the entire organization, I would like to firstly thank you for fifteen years worth of loyal service. You have always been more than an employee, colleague, and mentor to us. You have been a guiding figure, a friend and a leader in all times needed.

Your work ethics are truly exemplary. You have set a standard that is surely hard to follow. However, with the way you have mentored us and personally taken out time and gone out of your way for any time any one of us has had a trouble, led us to believe in ourselves. We all feel comfortable to approach you in times of worry when we aren’t able to complete a project or are too stressed with work. Your words of wisdom guide us out of the darkness and give us the strength to deal with work pressures. It honestly is such a relief that we have someone like you to turn to. Sir, you will be missed more than you know.

As a token of our gratitude, we have all decided to throw you a farewell party. The organization invites you and your family to your ‘Retirement Party’ at the Office Grounds, Plot no 2, Gurgaon. We would be presenting you with the lifetime achievement award for the years of your dedicated service at our firm. We hope to see you there at 7 pm on the DD/MM/YYYY.

See you

Human Resource

UC Office

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