Retirement Message Samples

Happy/Congratulatory Retirement Wishes and Messages To Boss, Coworker/ Colleague, Friend and Teacher

Happy/Congratulatory Retirement Wishes and Messages To Boss, Coworker/ Colleague, Friend and Teacher: Retirement is simply the time to rest from active working life.

The big day has finally come. You may have a boss, coworker/ colleague, friend, teacher or even a close relative who just withdrew from work or occupation or semi-retire by reducing work hours or workload and you are wondering how do you congratulate him/her on retirement. Worry no more! Check out Retirement Messages Samples below and honor their years of hard work and dedication with the perfect retirement card message. You can also checkout Funny Retirement Messages.

Best Retirement Messages

  1. You worked so hard for us and inspired us to the heights we are now. Mom, nothing will ever stop us from being eternally thankful to you for all your efforts in decorating our lives! As you begin your retirement, we promise to make you the happiest mother in the world. Happy retirement, dear Mama!
  2. The most joyful time of your  life – now you are officially allowed to do whatever you please! Where would the road take you? Happy Retirement!
  3. May you have a relaxing new chapter ahead – one where you will have unlimited time enjoying your life. Happy Retirement!
  4. Sending you oceans of blessings and warm wishes as you retire. It is my deepest desire that all the things you dream of will be materialized. Happy retirement to you, my sweet Daddy!
  5. As you officially break ties with hard work and welcome rest, I pray that each day of your retired life would be filled with great blessings of good health and joy.
  6. You can now wake up when you want to, visit the places you’ve longed for, make your own schedules without restriction – that’s the freedom that retirement brings. Happy retirement.
  7. Life tends to give happiness in installments – the biggest and best one being right up ahead. Congratulations on retiring.
  8. Thanks for making our work life much easier and funny. Now you can unwind your mind and spend some time with your family and best friends. May you get the best of everything in life.
  9. All your life you were wondering why you tolerated an annoying boss and put up with irritating colleagues – retirement is the answer. Congratulations.
  10. The main course of your life has been amazing. Now finish it off with a classic dessert. Wish you a happy retirement.
  11. Morning coffees will finally be what they are meant to be – relaxed and de-stressing. Happy retirement.
  12. Some time for yourself. That’s what you have always wanted. As your friend and colleague, I have always seen you busy. Now I want to see you relaxed and happy. Enjoy yourself my dear friend.
  13. Not only you were my boss, you were also a great friend that I can turn to throughout our years together in the office/company. Cheers to a hard-earned and well-deserved retirement!
  14. Retirement is an opportunity that life gives you to stop complaining about not having the time or chance to do what you always wanted. Congratulations.
  15. Now you have no excuses for not having enough time for posting selfies with grandkids. Congratulations on retiring.
  16. Retirement is equals to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don’t have time for before. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!
  17. Retirement is the best time to spend all your savings – they aren’t going to be of much use later. Congratulations.
  18. People retire because they reach a certain age, but businessmen like you can retire because they’ve reached the zenith of success. Congratulations.
  19. You may have got many promotions throughout your career, but the best perks of your life star now as you spend more time with your friends and family. Congratulations on retiring.
  20. They say retirement is the longest holiday you get in life. Relax and have all the fun in the world. Enjoy it to the fullest because you worked very hard for it. Congratulations.
  21. Retirement is indeed paradise on Earth. No work; only unlimited time to have fun and relax. What more could one ask from life?! Happy retirement, friend.
  22. Every day, we saw your commitment to educating others. We hope your retirement is a time when you can commit to learning new things for yourself!
  23. I will miss you as a co-teacher, but am so proud of you for reaching your retirement. Your accomplishment continues to set an example for others.
  24. No more targets, no more goals, no more KPIs and no more meetings. All there’s left to do now is to unfurl all the happiness that life has in store. Congratulations on your retirement.
  25. Stock up with lots of drinks, good music and delicious food – the biggest party of your life is about to start. Happy retirement.
  26. Best wishes to you, my wonderful mother, on your retirement. May your retirement be as joyous as you make my world.
  27. You’ve put in your best serving your company, and by extension your country. It’s now time for you to rest; you deserve the best life ahead. Have a fun-filled and fulfilled retirement.
  28. “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens”, time to work and time to rest. It’s your time to rest. Enjoy your retirement.
  29. It has been our immense pleasure working with you and learning so much from your experience. We will miss you.
  30. Retirement will be like endless summer vacations! I hope you get to see and do all the things on your retirement list!
  31. Although your animals will be happy you are home every day, there will not be a day that goes by we won’t miss you. We are very proud of you on your retirement.
  32. You have worked hard to reach retirement. May God bless you wish many happy and peaceful days full of things that bring you joy!
  33. We are so grateful all our children were able to learn under your teaching. You made learning fun while also teaching them how to be good people and we wish you many congratulations on your retirement.
  34. Start listening to your heart… it’s the best gift you can give yourself when you retire. Congratulations.
  35. Wishing you a fulfilling and fun-filled retirement. Now is the time to start new things and finish the unfinished ones.
  36. Retirement is your chance to be true to your own self. It is an opportunity to pick up forgotten hobbies and nurture the little kid within you. After all, it’s never too late to start living the life that you have always wanted to.
  37. A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. We were glad to work with a boss like you and wish you a happy retirement!.
  38. You have been a big part of the company. Your knowledge and years of experience brought the company to where it is today. Thank you for all the hard work! We will miss you so much!
  39. Retirement is when life gives you the greatest reward there can ever be – peace of mind. Congratulations.
  40. You now don’t have to wake up to the sound of your alarm clock beckoning you to work. You can enjoy unlimited time of golfing, driving around town and cooking, unless you want to take my place? Happy Retirement!
  41. Before you retire, there’s one new assignment I would like you to personally look into. And that is taking care of yourself and enjoy life.
  42. You will always be an inspiration to our team members with you hard work, sincerity and cheerfulness. We will miss you.
  43. Congratulations on your retirement. Remember we are just a call away if you want to gossip or just chat. Do keep in touch.
  44. Thank you for devoting so many years to the growth of our organization. We can never repay your kindness. Thank you and best wishes.
  45. Health, happiness and long life for our dear friend. Welcome to the retired yet busy club. Get ready for golf tomorrow.
  46. Don’t worry about setting a budget for your retirement. Just focus on setting a timelines to fulfill all your dreams. Congratulations.
  47. I can’t imagine any person who deserves this break from work more than you. You’ve worked so hard to make sure I never lacked anything. It’s time for me to take care of you and for us to have some great moments together. Happy retirement, Father!
  48. Congratulations, Mom, for successfully making it! This is where real enjoyment begins. Enjoy every second of your retirement.
  49. Every day with you was a learning experience. You have cooperated with me so much. I can never thank you enough.
  50. Wish you a very happy post-retirement life. But we will continue to nag you just the way we used to trouble you here. Just to make sure you don’t forget us.
  51. Best wishes for you on retirement. Enjoy your time with your family and friends. May every moment of your life be fulfilling and full of joy.
  52. All your hard work has been paid off! It is time for you to take that vacation you have been craving for without worrying about getting to work the next day. You deserve it! Happy Retirement!
  53. Best wishes on retirement. Retirement is not the end of the journey but the beginning of a beautiful new voyage.
  54. You have worked so hard all these years. Now is the time you enjoy the result of that hard work. Have a wonderful post-retirement phase.
  55. Retired from office but not from work. I admire the spirit with which you have continued your professional journey, especially now as a consultant. All the best for the new role.
  56. No more Monday morning blues. No more late nights. Only joyous time spent with children and grandchildren. Have a wonderful life ahead.
  57. Your retirement actually means that you got promoted to one of the best roles in your life. Congratulations.
  58. Congratulations, now every day will feel like a never-ending weekend. All of us at the office are jealous and very happy for you. Happy Retirement!
  59. You deserved it! Jet to your private island, switch off your phone and enjoy the well deserved rest. Happy Retirement!
  60. I didn’t believe you will make it, but you did – now it’s time to say goodbye not just to your colleagues, but also to your phone and computer. Enjoy your well deserved rest and keep in touch.

Emotional Retirement Messages

  1. You’re retiring? Can I come with you?
  2. If nobody recognized your selfless service at work, I do. And that is why I celebrate your retirement with much love and 10 happy cheers – !!!!!!!!!!
  3. Hope you spend your retirement doing the things that mean the most to you.
  4. Relax and enjoy your retirement. You deserve it!
  5. So excited to see what you’ll do next!
  6. Congratulations on retirement. When I retire I want to be just like you – proud, honest and happy.
  7. You will be missed!
  8. Hope the future is as happy as you dreamed it would be.

Short Retirement Wishes

  1. I wish you great happiness and good health all the days of your retirement! Congrats!
  2. Congratulations on your retirement! May your retired days be filled with sunshine and beauty.
  3. Retirement is total freedom from work. Enjoy it with all your might. Happy retirement!
  4. Happy retirement, Dad. I hope this chapter of your life will be the best of all!
  5. Enjoy the relaxation of retirement as much as you enjoyed working hard. All the best. 
  6. Wishing a very special person a fulfilling retirement. May your new journey be filled with joy!
  7. Congratulations. You have earned a much deserved break from your ever hectic schedule.
  8. No more boss to boss you around. You are now your own boss. Happy retirement.
  9. You have been the most cooperative coworker. Best wishes for a wonderful life ahead. 
  10. Wishing you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.
  11. You can now rest peacefully after the untiring efforts and self-less service. Happy Retirement!
  12. During your retirement, please keep in touch. You are a special teacher and will be missed.
  13. Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We’ll miss you.
  14. Best wishes on your retirement, may it be even better than you ever imagined.
  15. Congratulations on your retirement. We wish you tons of happiness in the years ahead.
  16. Congratulations, now the fun begins. Best wishes on your new chapter in life.
  17. To one of the best people that the company/office has ever had. Congratulations on your retirement!
  18. Wishing you good health, good luck and great success in your retirement.
  19. Enjoy a new phase of life minus the work pressures.
  20. Enjoy every moment of your well-deserved freedom. Wish you all the best.
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