On a personal note, I'd like to thank Margaret for her tireless work on my behalf.
Open-minded, self-reliant, trustworthy, focused, enterprising, self-disciplined, hard work, persistence, respect, and perseverance are but a few of the good qualities that you all have instilled in me.
TIP: Using quotes on retirement can help you jump start your speech and may add a touch of humor that will make you feel more comfortable with saying goodbye to folks who may feel more like family than co-workers.
Name good luck. This is used to good effect in a speech by Brendan Wilson.
I feel richly blessed. Your contributions towards our shared success will stay in our hearts forever. Describe experiences in action. These can be customised for your own purposes. Mention some good experiences you have had together, and some important lessons you have learned from working together.
Thank you for everything. However, writing a retirement speech takes time, a little research and lots of admiration.
Show him to the public; describe his career and his contribution for the organization. Here is the place where light hearted reflections help with Retirement speech ideas.
Ahh he will be sorely missed, by me, and I think I can speak for all of his team and those that had the joy to work along side of him all these years: You will not be easily forgotten or replaced nameyou can come back and visit anytime and it would be great if we could call you whenever we have an emergency with the computers that our new tech guy can't fix!