Retirement Ceremonies

Retirement ceremony

A Retirement Ceremony is simply a timely recognition of an important milestone in our journey through life. Very often, a person’s achievements and fulfilments are duly recognized at their funeral. Wouldn't it be far more appropriate to do so at the time of one’s retirement from active employment?

A Retirement Ceremony need not be on the scale of a wedding or funeral, but it would be a very proper occasion to call together close friends, family members and some long-standing colleagues from recent workplace environments.

A short tribute to highlight the memorable moments, comical occurrences and notable achievements could be made in a manner similar to a eulogy but in a much more convivial atmosphere.

A token presentation of a larger than normal business card clearly stating the recipient’s duties as an R & R. Researcher  (or something similar) could be framed or presented as a plaque. Alternatively, the retiree may be presented with a genuine Senior’s Card and sun hat!  There are numerous ways of representing this new chapter in a person’s life.

Then some current or former colleagues might get up and relate a few short anecdotes recalling humorous or even moving stories from the retiree’s work life. 

The ceremony may be closed with a brief prayer if desired, asking for God’s blessing and safe-keeping of the couple as they enter an entirely different phase of their life.

Then on with the party!!

Testimonials

" Matt and I would like to say thank you for conducting our Wedding ceremony so beautifully last Thursday. We have been told by many of our guests that it was one of the loveliest ceremonies they had seen. "

- Melissah and Matt

 

" It was a pleasure meeting you and again, thank you so much. You made our day even more special with your attention to detail & your helpful suggestions. "

- Helen & Hans

 

" We loved every minute - you personalised it and added in the right amount of humor so it wasn't too formal - it was exactly as we'd hoped. "

- Eric and Karen Langen