Letter of Farewell

A letter of farewell is written by one party to another, when one of them is leaving. This could be when leaving or retiring from work, a social club or even a school. A farewell letter is used to express appreciation for the recipient’s time at the organization, or if the writer is the one leaving, to thank the organization, a personal friend or colleague.


Starting to Write


Thank the recipient for their time.


Explain why they are so appreciated and valued.


Wish them luck in the future.


These types of letter are often personal, so can be as brief or as long as you see fit.

Sample Letters

Letter of Farewell Sample

Andres D. Reyes

2784 Carolyns Circle
Dallas, TX 75209


Dear Andres,

All of us at Unilever Furnishings are very sad to see you go.


When you came to work with us in 1998, some of us had doubts about your abilities. But, 10 years later, we have finally realized how valuable of an asset you were to our company. We realized you were the perfect person to add to our team.

We really enjoyed the way you came to work every day, always smiling and ready to put in your best effort. The level of productivity you achieved was incredible, and you made all the workers around you better.


We wish you nothing but good luck in your new job. We know that you will be successful in everything you do.



Everybody at Unilever Furnishings!

Letter of Farewell to Boss Sample

Dear Mr. Romero,

I would like to thank you for all of your support, guidance and wisdom, during my 20 years at Spivey Trainers. I certainly wouldn’t have gained so much success, nor my new job offer if it wasn’t for your inspiration.


Under your tutelage I went from being the assistant to those designing the shoe boxes, to the lead designer of the flagship sports trainer itself.


Part of me regrets leaving such a wonderful company, but I know that part of your interest in me was to see whether I could “fly the nest” as you put it during my exit interview.


I wish the company all the best its upcoming summer range, and I know that as long as you’re at the helm, Spivey will continue to be one of the leading brands in the United States. Thank you friend.


Yours truly,

Timothy Bush

Letter of Farewell to Coworkers Sample

Dear Office A, as in grade A journalists!

As most of you may already be aware I am leaving my position at Astor Plaza to purse wider career options in London.


I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here as part of the team and appreciate all the knowledge you’ve taught me over these 5 years. Without such a positive group of people behind me I would have never progressed from a features writer to the vice editor of Citizen Weekly.


Colleagues like Shawn and Rena gave me positive references when they could have just as easily thrown me under the bus for their own career advancement. For that I am truly grateful and I’m proud to keep you and others on my contacts list. Though we will not be in the same office or working on the same publications, I expect that we’ll always be working together in some degree.


As a friend and a coworker (if we make it through tonight’s messy leaving party unscathed), I urge you all to keep in touch, and I wish the best in your future endeavors.


Kind regards,

Candice Hamilton

Letter of Farewell to Management Sample

Dear Management,

After 6 years of working under your brilliant guidance, I have chosen to accept a position with BM Electric and will be departing the company next week.

It was an absolute pleasure to have spent time with you all, and can’t imagine a more fun and relaxed work environment.


I’d like to thank Jayden for taking me under his sing when I first arrived, and Julie for her straightforward approach. Without your no-nonsense attitude during my first few months I could have easily landed myself with disciplinary.


I’m sure that you’ll extend the same hand of friendship to my replacement, and I hope that we can stay in touch. Whenever any of you are in Brooklyn, drop me a line and we can go for drinks.


All the best,

Julian McClure

Electrical Engineer

Letter of Farewell to Clients Sample

Dear Elijah,

I am writing to inform you that starting next week I will no longer be employed by Rising Star Web Design and have moved on to Podcast Management at another company.


I’d like to thank you for your business over the past few years and I’m proud that your website has become a huge success with my design and guidance.


If you ever need any more tweaks or new features added you will now have to contact Gary@RisingStar.net who will be replacing me, though if you just need a few tips don’t hesitate to drop me a personal email at MitchellDoesDesign@gmail.com



Mitchell Griggs

Letter of Farewell to Students Sample

Dear students,

The end of term marks a very important stage in your lives, as you graduate high school and either move in to the workforce or enter higher education.


Many of you will find this a difficult and stressful transition. But it will also be one of the most exciting and fun times of your life. Over these next few years you will learn a lot about yourself, who you are, your true goals and desires. You’ll be thinking about what it is you want to offer the world and what the world can offer you back. The decisions you make now will help chart the rest of your lives.


I am extremely fortunate to have befriended, guided and taught you all over the past 5 years. Of course there have been struggles and growing pains, but I am confident that as our own little community we’ve overcome the obstacles and are now ready for what the future brings.


Most of you think that I’m the teacher, but you have also taught me a great deal. How to laugh in the face of stress, how to be an individual, and most importantly how to use my iPhone.


But seriously I have appreciated every moment. This has never been a job and I have never felt burdened  by unruly classes or unforeseen incidents. I am proud to see you reach this stage and I will be forever proud of your individual success that I will discover for years down the line, as you move on in your lives.


Good luck! As if any of you need it!


Mrs. Potter

Head of Year

Letter of Farewell to Teacher

Dear Mr. Elliott,

I am writing to thank you for teaching me during my time at high school. The extra guidance you’ve provided, and the patience you demonstrated during lessons has helped me immensely with staying focused and obtaining the grades I desired.


While I have not always been a model student, your faith in me enabled me to have faith in myself, and for that I am truly grateful.


I wish you all the best in the future.



Georgia Cason