Retirement Speech For Boss or Colleagues

(Here briefly describe on Sample of “Retirement Speech”. Start your speech by greeting the audience, before giving an overview of the event. Include the names of special guests that are part of the audience. Then provide a short introduction to the name and purpose of the event. You can modify this sample as your requirement.)

A very Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to Honorable Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Honorable Vice President and Board of Directors, Respected Members of HR/IT Department, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,  Warm Greetings to Everyone!

First of all, I would like to welcome everyone on this very special day, which is both bitter and sweet for all of us present here. It’s not easy to bid goodbye to our respected …..(Designation), Mr./Mrs. XYZ, who has relentlessly worked for 15 years in our company and greatly contributed towards its growth and expansion. I don’t want to miss this opportunity of saying a few words in the honor of Mr./Mrs. XYZ. Since the time he/she joined our company, Mr./Mrs. XYZ got distinguished for his/her steadfast attitude and due diligence towards his job. His/her attitude towards work is truly inspirational for others who are encouraged to work harder and set new benchmarks of achievements.

Our heartbeats increased, when we got to know about your retirement. Trust me, it literally happened. Your retirement is just a thing that will make us feel your physical absence on these premises but we will ensure that virtually we stay connected with you transcending the boundaries. Rather, we will ensure that your retirement does not lead to the creation of any boundaries between us.

You have played are a very crucial role in each one of our life. You have supported us; you have mentored us and shown us the right track to grow on. Your absence will be felt every second. We all are honored to be linked with you, no matter how much your tenure has been; but it has been our privilege to witness your guidance for our future. Your guidance has made us better humans.

Though he/she is leaving, the kind of work culture and attitude he/she has built not only in his/her team members but in the whole of the organization will stay with us forever.

In fact, I on behalf of my organization would like to express the gratitude towards you for sharing with us your valuable ideas and thoughts, which can help us take the organization to new heights. As I look across this room where we have gathered, I see many talented and competitive people who were associated with Mr./Mrs. XYZ in some way or the other and who no doubt will shoulder the responsibilities with great zeal.

You have always been enthusiastic and energetic for everything that ever came your way. You exemplified excellence, and have built the same excellence even in us. You will be greatly missed. Your presence helped us in achieving targets, and getting work done seamlessly like a child’s play. There has never been nor ever be any other colleague who could fill your void. You will be really missed.

We hope that this retirement gives the chance to you for living your life in complete harmony with nature and fulfill all your incomplete wishes. Believe my words, sir/madam, your retirement is nothing short of glorious achievement. Not every leader can retire with such grace, dignity, respect and a teary-eyed farewell from the whole office. Many, many congratulations to you.

Today, we all have gathered to participate in the farewell party and each one of us associated with Mr./Mrs. XYZ is required to speak a few lines about him/her. Most of the time, the farewell speech seems formality but in the case of Mr./Mrs. XYZ, we all are highly excited to share our thoughts with him/her on this day.

Last, but not least we would like to extend my warm wishes for your next phase of life. No matter where you go, we will always be praying and cheering for you. We will forever remain grateful to you for having given me the opportunity to be a part of your stimulating company and sharing your valuable experiences with us which have left an indelible impression on our mind. Even though you are going, but we all will expect updates from your side.

We all love you, we will miss you!

On this note, I would like to end my speech and invite Mr./Mrs. XYZ him/her self to grace the stage and say a few words before saying a final goodbye.

Thank you, everybody, for being a part of his journey!


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