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Best Wishes Letter to Colleague on His Retirement (Sample)

We all look forward to our retirement and the list of things we wish to do in our post retirement life.

When a colleague/ coworker from your office is going to retire, you ought to wish him well for his retirement life.

letter to colleague on his retirement
No matter what the differences there might have been in the past with that coworker, you can try to forget them all for a moment and wish him a happy retirement life.

In your best wishes message to your colleague, in addition to just wishing him the best for his retirement, you can also write about some other things.

You can write about an event shared with him in the past that is memorable to you. You can express your wish to hang out with him post retirement. You can hint about your interest to work with him in the future.

Here is a format of such a message to a colleague wishing him well for his retirement.


Date: _________

(Name of the Colleague)
(Home Address)

Dear _________,

Happy to hear about the goods news of your retirement.

These past several decades of work life must have been tiring for sure. I bear witness of your immense hard work, dedication and perseverance that you put into your job.

I know how you must be looking forward to this retirement and spending some quality time with your family and for yourself as well. Yet I can see you are still more enthusiastic at work than ever. You are an inspiration to many of us.

I wish you heartily all the very best for your retirement life.

Take care!

Best regards,
(Your Name)

P.S. Do you have any plans to shift to any other city after retirement? What is on your bucket list of places to visit?

best wishes message to colleague on his last day