There are a lot of reasons for which people have to write their resignation letter and one of them is retirement. If you are thinking about retiring, it is a must to inform your employer and it is best if you also tell them why you have to give your job up. A retirement resignation letter should be short and concise, but it should offer information regarding the reasons for which you are leaving.

Sample Retirement Resignation Letter:

Name of sender


City and zip code

Name of receiver


City or zip code


Dear (name of receiver),

I am writing this letter as notification that it is my desire to retire from my position of (position name) within (company name) starting with (date).

It is difficult for me to leave the job that I held for the past (number of years), but I believe that the time has come for me to retire and to spend more time with my spouse, children, and grandchildren.

As you may know, I am required to tell you about my resignation 2 months prior to my retirement, and according to this, the date of my departure is (date). In case I still have outstanding annual leave, please let me know how much, when I can take it and whether or not I will be paid for it.

I would like to thank you for all the opportunities that this company gave me over the years and I have to say that I gathered numerous nice and precious memories while working here.

In case you need further information, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Name of sender