I wanted to congratulate you on your pending retirement and wish you the best of luck in the coming years. I have to admit that I was saddened by the news that you would be leaving us, but I am also overjoyed at your opportunity to enjoy all of your success which you have earned for many years.
Your contributions to the company over the past 22 years will be missed dearly. But we also have your innovative contributions that will live on in company policy and company culture for a very long time. Your positive impact will be felt by the organization for generations and we intend to work hard to maintain the culture of success that you started.
I am looking forward to your retirement party on October 10 and hope that you will accept everyone’s well wishes with the deep emotion that they are delivered. Your smiling face and positive attitude will always be a part of this organization.
If you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to call me at 000-000-0000 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise to respond as quickly as I can.