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Below, you will find some ideas on what to write or say to your mentor and teacher. Use these to inspire your note or card's wording.

1. I wish that you have many, many more days to spend with us. You are a special person to all of us, we love you and we will greatly miss your words of wisdom and encouragement. Goodbye!

2. Words cannot express how painful it was when we heard of your retirement. You have been an inspiration to all of us in the department, and a mentor that we always look up to. We pray God gives you the strength and wisdom to continue the good work you are known for. Goodbye my mentor!

3. You have been an inspiration to many of us in the office to strive to be better members of staff by working as a team towards achieving the organization goals. May you enjoy your retirement and you have no cause to fear as you have played your role as a good mentor and have prepared many of us to continue with your great work. Farewell!

4. Learning under this atmosphere will never be the same without a teacher like you. I hope that your new place is full of fun and happiness as usual. Farewell and thank you for being my inspiration!

5. Not only have I enjoyed working with you; I have also gained experience on how to build a good reputation, be loyal and stand by our family, friends and country. Farewell and good luck!

6. It looks like an exciting prospect for you, but we your mentees still can’t believe it that you’re leaving us. Goodbye!

7. Thank you for the knowledge that you have imparted on me. Your love for success has no end. Thank you for being there for me. I will miss your kind words. Goodbye!

8. Words cannot describe how blessed we are to be among those that were trained during the time of an icon like you. Truly, we will miss your mentorship skills! Farewell!

9. Congratulationson your retirement! Thank you for all the years of unselfish service to our great country and for leading by example. May you continue to find success wherever you may find yourself. Goodbye my great mentor!

10. Thank you for the knowledge and skillyou have given me and continue to give each day. I wish you long life in this country you have helped to groom young leaders like me.

Here are retirement messages from some of your colleagues: I am grateful to have him as teacher, mentor, and friend. A personal note. When I came back.

Farewell Message for a Teacher and Mentor

Retirement Wishes for Teachers

Retirement message for a teachers are sent by the students to convey the best wishes for future life and sharing the memorable moments of tenure and special experiences.

Sample Retirement Messages for Teachers

[blockquote]Dear teacher, on your retirement, we would like to let you know that you will be always remembered. You were always a source of inspiration; motivation and guidance for all of us, May your retirement bless you with lots of love, health, wealth and happiness. All the best for your retirement life.[/blockquote]

[blockquote]We will miss you as you go on your way!  Dear Mr. David,

It was a great experience being under your wings. You are not only a teacher, but a great philosopher to us. Our eyes are moist on the day of your retirement.  We are wishing you good health, happy time and wonderful tenure ahead.[/blockquote]

[blockquote]Please accept our wishes on your retirement. We have enjoyed your valuable company and learnt countable manners from you. You trained us to differentiate between right and wrong. We will miss you a lot.[/blockquote]

[blockquote]We will miss your professional expertise!  Dear Mr. Johnson! We cannot say thank you for your great support and affection you showered on us in words. We cannot explain how we are feeling on the day of your retirement. We can just say good bye and wish you all the happiness in the world. Please Sir, stay in touch with us as we need you always.[/blockquote]

  • Ma’am it was because of you that we managed to make all our dreams true. You were always there at our side to make us rise. Since you are retiring, we wish you a life full of happiness and divine blessings. We all are messaging to say that we will remember you always. Thanks for your valuable teachings and knowledge.
  • [notice noticeType=”attention” ]Dear teacher, your legacy, wisdom and knowledge would be remembered by us forever. Not just a teacher, you have loved, cared and inspired us as our own parents. We wish you a blessed and a happy retirement.[/notice]
  • You have been the best teacher I have ever met in my life. You have taught various means to outshine and gave knowledge as to how to rise. Respected ma’am, as you are welcoming your retirement life, I wish good luck, health and wealth stay with you, May you experience a satisfying life all through.
  • Today, we take the opportunity to say,


  • A teacher is someone, who can hear the voice of your heart and shape up your mind for the worst, when you have forgotten and lost in the world!  Dear Mrs. Smith,
  • You have left memorable marks on our memories,
  • [notice noticeType=”info” ]Dear Mr. Bill! May you enjoy your tenure ahead and God bless you with peaceful life. Many congratulations on the time of your retirement![/notice]
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Retirement Wishes for Teachers

What Is Retirement—Really?

Retirement is the point in time when an employee chooses to leave his or her employment permanently. Retirement generally coincides with the employee's eligibility to collect retirement resources such as Social Security, a company pension, or distributions from a 401(k) or another retirement plan.

Eligibility for public and private retirement resources varies from country to country as does the retirement age.

An employee may choose retirement for reasons other than the wish to stop working. Employees may suffer ill health or debilitating physical problems that require retirement. Family problems and responsibilities may require retirement.

An employer may require employees to take early retirement in order to cut costs and preserve the business. Whatever the reason, retirement from employment marks the start of the next chapter of an employee's life.

Employees choose diverse methods of retirement. They may leave employment completely or start a second career or part-time work. They may semi-retire or pursue phased retirement during which they gradually decrease the number of hours worked. Some employees retire and then return to work for their same employer in a part-time, temporary, or consulting role.

Fortunately for retiring employees, many options exist to meet their financial, emotional, and social needs in retirement. With sufficient financial resources, the employee may decide to pursue interests other than work and career in retirement.

What Happens When a Coworker Retires?

When a coworker retires, coworkers generally sign the retirement card, participate in the scheduled festivities, and send personal greetings and gifts to honor the retirement occasion. Traditionally, when the momentous occasion of an employee retirement occurs, it is marked as a life passage into the next chapter for the employee.

The employer and the employee's colleagues use the retirement event as one last opportunity to express care and appreciation for a valued coworker. As a consequence, employers and coworkers, who know not what the future brings, want to wish the retiring employee a happy retirement. This is greatly appreciated by the employee who has decided to retire.

But, the employer and coworkers are often more hesitant about how to deliver their retirement wishes effectively and successfully. They frequently use standard gifts that will remind the employee of their workplace in the coming years. Engraved watches, plaques, and desk clocks are examples of a reminder retirement gift.

Retirement Wishes

Here are sample retirement wishes that you can customize for your own use when you have the opportunity to wish a treasured colleague all of the best in retirement. These retirement words wish the coworker the very best thoughts for the future. 

Read through these sample retirement words and wishes to find sentiments that echo your own feelings about a coworker.

  • We're really going to miss you! Hope you'll enjoy every minute of your retirement. Best wishes!
  • I hope you have a wonderful retirement! You will be missed, but never forgotten. You've done so much for all of us.
  • Best wishes for a very happy retirement. Thank you for everything you've done for me directly and indirectly; it's much appreciated and I shall miss working with you. And, of course, if you decide retirement means you've time to follow some artistic dreams, go for them...
  • Your guidance and encouragement have helped me and so many other coworkers thrive in a very competitive environment, and we've been so fortunate to have your expertise to rely on. You'll be missed, but I know your retirement is the right thing at this time. May the next phase of your life bring you all that you seek and more.
  • Recently I wished you congratulations on your retirement. But, I also want you to know what a blessing it's been to work with you over these past few years, and how much I will miss you. Then you responded to my note, and wouldn't you know it, your uplifting words encouraged me more than you could imagine. That's the special kind of person you are! 
  • You helped me so much and your thoughts were always well thought out and to the point. I truly appreciate everything you did for me over the years. You will be missed. I hope that you have something wonderful planned!
  • We'll miss you. But, the time is right for you. I sincerely hope that retirement is wonderful and I wish you lots of joyous time with your family.
  • Just wanted to say that I found so many of your ideas inspiring. It's hard to imagine our workplace without you! I hope retirement brings you the chance to do whatever it is that you always wanted to do but didn't get to. All the best!
  • To say you will be missed seems like such an understatement. You are one of those rare people who instantly became a friend instead of "just" a coworker. There are no words to truly reflect how much we will miss working with you. Not to worry, though, I'll stalk you on FaceBook. Now, get out there and show the world just how much fun you can make possible in retirement.
  • You have made such a difference with your constant optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions, no matter how stupid. Somehow, you were able to make what seemed complicated into something we could all be excited about and get behind. I know we'll all really miss you. Thank you for everything you've done and please enjoy yourself!
  • It has been a joy to work with someone so passionate, calm and professional all at the same time. While I've only had the chance to work with you briefly, it's clear that your dedication to our customers has made a huge positive impact on our company. I hope retirement brings you wonderful things. You will be greatly missed.
  • You have been so wonderful to work with—so many brilliant and creative ideas and suggestions that I've lost track - and you will be sorely missed. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you. You're also a wonderful friend and I appreciate your friendship and caring more than I can say. Our friendship, which is near and dear to my heart, will continue, I know.
  • Working with you was such a pleasure. I always appreciated your thoughtful, steady approach to solving any problem large or small. You proved that it doesn't take a loud voice to accomplish tremendous things. Best of luck, and enjoy your retirement!
  • It was great working with you—your work truly made a lasting impact, and one that has changed the company for the better in so many ways. I always appreciated how you were readily available to lend an ear and help solve any problem. We will miss you very much, but I wish you the best in retirement! Thanks for everything!
  • I just want to say, "Thank You." You always listened, you always had something constructive to say, and you always offered support and encouragement with an unflagging spirit. I've learned so much from you, and I will miss working with you. Keep in touch, please. Now go... go on, get the skis out, find the canoe, get started on the "to be read" pile. Enjoy! You deserve it.
  • Working with you has been an immense pleasure for the past couple of years. Your graciousness about the people with whom you work, your delight in and your acknowledgment of their successes, and your ability to make them the heroes, has always impressed me. Your work brought a huge, new capacity to my work that is helping me to live out my own personal and professional mission. And, my audience benefits from your contributions every day. On a personal level, I have enjoyed our friendship and will delight in continuing it into your retirement, even when we no longer work together regularly.
  • While your lovely presence will be missed in the office, the great work you did here ensures that you will not be forgotten anytime soon. What you achieved at this company made quite an impact, and that’s not so easy to do these days. Thank you for being a tireless professional, a helpful coworker, and a good friend. Now go and relax!

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Retirement Wishes for Teachers

Figuring out what to write on a retirement cake isn’t easy. Retirement is a big moment in person’s life, and the top of a cake is a small space on which to commemorate it. Given the challenge before you, you might even be tempted to go with “Happy Retirement,” and leave it at that.

Resist that urge. Coming up with a clever retirement cake message requires a little extra work, but it’s small touches like this that make a retirement party extra special. Besides, we’ve put together the following list of retirement cake sayings, so you really have no excuse to take the lazy route. Use these wording ideas as-is, or as inspiration for your own personalized inscription.

Simple and Sincere

Here are some straightforward wording ideas for a retirement cake. Some are on the formal side and thus more appropriate for a workplace event, while others are more casual.

  • On to New Adventures
  • Now the Real Fun Begins
  • Having Fun is Your New Job
  • Retirement is the Icing on the Cake
  • You Will be Missed
  • Best Wishes For a Happy Retirement
  • The Adventure Begins
  • Retirement is Sweet
  • [Name], You Take the Cake!
  • Thanks For the Memories
  • You Made It!
  • The Best is Yet to Come
  • And… You’re Off!
  • The Future Is Yours
  • Lazy Days Ahead
  • Thanks For Your Years of Service
  • Off the Clock… For Good
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
  • The Rest of Your Life
    Is the Best of Your Life
  • One Chapter Ends…
    Another Begins
  • We Miss You Already
  • Life Starts at Retirement
  • [Name] is Outta Here!
  • Wishing You All the Best, [Name]
  • Enjoy Your Retirement
    You’ve Earned It!
  • So Much Fun is Coming Your Way
  • Newly Retired
    Ever Admired
    Congrats, [Name]!

For more heartfelt wording ideas, see this list of famous farewell quotes.


Funny retirement cake sayings are always a big hit (though not always appropriate for a workplace event). Here are some humorous options.

  • Unemployed and Loving It
  • Take Us With You!
  • Goodbye Tension
    Hello Pension
  • Retirement is a Piece of Cake
  • Showering is Now Optional
    (But Still Recommended)
  • Piece at Last
  • Happy Retirement… You Old Fart
  • PTO = Permanent Time Off
  • Enjoy the Shit Out of Your Retirement
  • Goodbyes Are Hard So… GTFO
  • Who Needs Weekends? You’re Retired!
  • Now You Can Sleep In
  • We Will Miss Your Bad Jokes
  • Eat Up, [Name]
    You’re on a Fixed Income Now
  • Work is Gonna Suck Without You
  • Now You Have No Excuse Not to Work Out
  • Enjoy Those 7-Day Weekends
  • Now is When You’re SUPPOSED to be Lazy
  • Who Will Bring Us Donuts Now?
  • Congrats on Your Escape
  • Rock Those Sweatpants
    You’re Retired!
  • Your Last Office Party Evah
  • There’s a Park Bench With Your Name on It
  • You’re Retiring? No Fair!
  • Work is For Chumps

Still searching for the perfect funny saying? Look for more inspiration in this list of hilarious retirement messages.

For Teachers

Here are some short sayings to put on a cake for a retiring teacher.

  • School’s Out Forever
  • Thanks For Making a Difference
  • Effort: A+
    Kindness: A+
    Compassion: A+
  • You’ve Graded Your Last Paper!
  • Assignment: Relaxation

For Nurses

Finally, here are some cake messages for a retiring nurse.

  • RN
    Retirement’s Nice
  • [Number] Years of Compassion
  • Rx Many Years of Relaxation
  • ER
    Enjoy Retirement
  • Your Shift is Over. Congratulations!

Need some invitation wording ideas to go with your retirement cake sayings? You’re in luck – we have an article for that, too.

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These are examples of what to write in a retirement card. Use these funny and inspirational retirement messages to wish your retiree a happy future.

Retirement Wishes for Teachers
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