This special farewell retirement ideas section was created because this site often had requests about retirees - no ordinary farewell for them, they've seen everything!
So below is basically a table of contents of all the retirement-themed pages of the website.
The end of a career is a big deal! A retiree's seniority, being one of society's elders and achieving wisdom, deserves a unique going away dinner, gift or speech that is really special, especially when it is a tribute to a large body of work that they have achieved.
If several people within a group are all reaching this time in life together, there can be some pressure to do something different... click for some tips below.
And always place a focus on community - the camaraderie of family and friends is what a retiree values most. Surveys say that when people talk about what they wish they did while they were alive (before they die), working more is not on the list, nor is spending Less time with people!
Adventure Before Dementia!
With some tips on what to include, what to exclude...
Don't worry about having to write something different to everyone else's comments - pick one here!
Or save a tree and or Create A Digital Retirement Tribute
Create an end-of-career experience and closure with respectful and affirmative themes.
Or have a career-wake with Funny Party Themes.
Choose the theme based on the personality of the retiree.
Even though they are at a less-materialistic age, or have accumulated enough, there is always something you can give to express appreciation and esteem.
Read and use, or write your own!
Give someone their own page on fond-farewell.com, and invite everyone to add their goodbyes and retirement sentiments.
Make sure you set notifications and give your email so you can forward the page URL to everyone. It will take a maximum of 24 hours for the page to be live.
If a tribute is already set up to that person, then all you need do is add comments to that page. Comments take half an hour to go live.
Click below to read personal retirement messages to wonderful people...
Tom Schemm - Congratulations on your RETIREMENT
What a great PM! We wish you the best in your next career of leisure and retirement.
Jackie Olson - Congratulations on your retirement!
Jackie, wishing you the best in your travels and hunting for that special place in the sun. We will miss you.
Happy Retirement Jerry Rhode
Wishing you the very best in your retirement Jerry, miss you already. Jayne
Happy Retirement Ray Curry!!
Wishing you the very best in your retirement. Enjoy!!!
Happy Retirement Sally Tinberg!
Sally, I wish you the very best in your retirement, and in your new home in Florida. Your years of service at ATC are appreciated and your influence …
Dennis Brown is Retiring from Amerifresh!
CONGRATULATIONS DENNIS! I have way too many stories to tell, so let's just say we have worked hard together and played hard together. I truly appreciate …
Barbara Simmons is Retiring
After 34 years in the aerospace industry, 31 of which were with Lockheed Martin, Barbara Simmons is retiring! Please add your well wishes so that she …
Celebrating our legend, Lisa Wile
The very best wishes for a very special lady upon her retirement. May this next chapter of your life be a wondrous adventure!
Theresa we're sad to see you go!
As you retire, remember that you have left behind a legacy of achievement and work ethic that will always be part of your coworkers. We wish you the happiest …
Tamara Sevransky... WE WILL MISS YOU!!!!
Dear Tamara, Over this long period of time we spent together, you became more than just a colleague for us. You became a friend and even an example …
Retirement Felicity Swemmer
Dear Felicity We are very sorry to see you go. Your choice to retire at this young age is not a decision taken lightly. It has been a pleasure working …
Farewell Tom Turnbull - You will be missed ! :(:(
Dear Tom, Just can't bring myself to say goodbye ..... Going to miss your "Good morning Katia !!" whenever I get to the Rietfontein office from Monday …
EDDIE MANTLE - A great leader, colleague and friend
May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. …
Thoughts, memories, and wishes for Diane Guida's Retirement
Please take time to express your thoughts, stories or wishes for Diane Guida's retirement.
You will be missed, Denise Anderson!
Wishing you well in MO. Please stay in touch and with all the tech it's now easier. Take good care of yourself and enjoy putting your personal touches …
A Mix of Farewell Retirement Wishes
Best Wishes for your retirement!
Thank you, Syd
It's time for you to look back with pride and satisfaction on years well lived and look forward to all the things you're yet to enjoy! You'll definitely …
Pam Fuller's Farewell Message
So sorry that you're leaving This place won't be the same We'll never forget you err...um...err Sorry...what's your name? But seriously (Pam) …