Sample Retirement Appreciation Letter

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Below is a sample retirement appreciation letter. It is a formal business letter written with correct grammar and spelling. If the letter is from a company, it should be a formal letter that is typed and printed. 

If it is from a personal friend, it can be hand written on stationery. The retiree will be pleased to receive such a letter and may show it to his or her family and friends. It may be wise to have the letter proofread by another colleague. This type of letter is usually handed to the retiree in person.

Sample Retirement Appreciation Letter

Susan Parker
ABC High School
678 Mustard Street
Columbia, CA, 20003

February 15, 2019

Andrew Woods
313 Mystic View Turn 
Columbia, CA, 20004

Dear Andrew,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I want to congratulate you on the next milestone in your remarkable life, your retirement. You are an inspiration to us all with your unflagging optimism and team spirit as principal of ABC High School, and we appreciate how you guided us for the past 22 years. 

We will miss seeing your smiling face each morning, but will rest assured that you are enjoying your days at your cabin in the mountains. You have earned the undying love and respect of students and teachers alike. We all offer you heart-felt best wishes for a happy retirement.

If you find the time, please keep in touch and visit us once in a while. 


Susan Parker

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