This blog post will show readers how to write a resignation letter due to a family illness. We’ve also included some samples for your reference.
Writing a Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness
Keep in mind the following points when writing a resignation letter due to family illness:
- Start with a greeting and salutation
- Open your letter with the statement of resignation
- Explain the reason for leaving
- You don’t have to reveal specific details of the illness
- Give suggestions on how to tie up incomplete tasks
- Assist in the transition
- End with a statement of gratitude
Sample 1: Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness
767 West Thatcher Rd.
Encino, CA 91316
June 14, 2013
Paulette Yates, Director of Communications
Marketing Volt, LLC
222 Carpenter Ave., Ste. 1F
Encino, CA 91316
Effective as of the date of this letter, please accept this notification that I intend to resign from my position as Events Coordinator at Marketing Volt. My last day of work will be July 15, 2013.
It is with deep regret that I withdraw from this position. Due to ongoing health concerns, it is no longer possible to fulfill my duties with the company.
I’d like to thank you for the guidance, support and growth opportunities I have enjoyed in the four years I have been employed with the company. If I can contribute in any way to making the transition smoother, please feel free to let me know.
Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number below.
Deanna Moore (signed)
Deanna Moore (typed)
Sample 2: Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345
September 1, 2018
Oak and Spruce Co.
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321
Dear Mr. Lee:
I am writing to inform you that next month, I will be leaving Oak and Spruce Co. Unfortunately, family circumstances at this time require my full attention, and I have important issues to take care of, which leave me unable to fulfill my duties to the company.
I am very sorry to have caused any inconvenience, but please know that I will be available over the next month to assist with finding a replacement.
In addition, I will be sure that my responsibilities will be properly taken care of in the interim.
Thank you very much for understanding. I have had a positive experience working at Oak and Spruce Co. and I hope my leaving will not affect our relationship. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you think of any way I can help with the transition to a new Sales Manager.
Albert Rodriguez (signature hard copy letter)
Sample 3: Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness
City, State, Zip Code
Dr. Harold Ortman
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Dr, Ortman,
It is with a heavy heart that I must immediately resign my position as Office Manager at Family Medical Practice due to a serious illness in my family. I will be moving to St. Louis in three weeks to begin caring for my parents, who have both fallen ill and require around the clock care.
I have explored other options and there is no other choice but for me to resign my position. There are two other office workers who have the capacity to immediately cover my duties. If you find that need my input on an issue, please do not hesitate to call my cell phone at 000-000-0000 or email me at [email protected]
I want to thank this time to thank you for all of the kindness you have shown myself and my family. I wanted you to know that I worked hard to take advantage of every opportunity you placed in front of me and I will never forget the way in which you made sure that I was always in a position to succeed. I am confident that the office will move forward just fine without me.
Abigail A. Anderson”
Sample 4: Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness
7063 Purple Finch Road
Durham, NC 27703
June 27, 2019
Mr. Phillip Harlowe
Director of Human Resources
637 Northern Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703
Dear Mr. Harlowe:
It is with deep sadness that I must inform you of my decision to resign immediately from my position as Account Manager for TransShipping, Inc. due to my failing health. At this time, it is recommended by my team of physicians that I remove myself from the workplace to better focus on regaining my health.
I’ve so enjoyed working at TransShipping, Inc., and I am deeply saddened that I will not be associated with the company in the future.
I understand that sufficient notice of my intent to leave is expected, but unfortunately, I am not well enough to complete the notice period, which is why I have requested an immediate release.
I will be available on a sporadic basis (as my pain allows) if you would like me to help train the person who will replace me. Thank you for all you’ve done to contribute to my professional growth, and please feel free to keep in touch.
Paul Bock (signed)
Paul Bock (typed)
Sample 5: Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness
“Dear Ms. Cooper,
I am writing this letter to inform you that due to a health crisis in my family, I must resign from my position as assistant at Smith Communications. My grandmother has been suffering from complications of diabetes which, combined with her advanced age, has now rendered her bedridden. I feel that it is in the best interest of all parties if I resign from my position indefinitely in order to become her caretaker. My last day of work will be June 15, 2014, so please consider this letter to be my two weeks’ notice of resignation from Smith Communications.
I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to anyone at Smith Communication. My hope is that during my last two weeks, I can be of some assistance in making this a smooth transition, including selecting a replacement to take over my responsibilities. If you wish to contact me by telephone, my number is (555)-555-5555 and my email address is [email] I look forward to discussing this with you further.
Although I regret leaving the great work environment and people at Smith Communications, I know that this decision is in the best interest of all parties involved. I will always be grateful for the wonderful experience I have earned during my time there and hope that someday I can come back. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Vanessa Martin (Signature)
Vanessa J. Martin
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FAQs (Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness)
Can resignation be rejected?
No, it is not possible for an employer to reject your resignation. In many nations, if the employer does not accept the resignation, you can take legal action against them.
What are the rules of resignation?
There aren’t any declared rules of resignation unless otherwise specified in your contract of employment. It is an intimation in writing to your employers for your intention, reason, and timeline of resigning.
Should I talk to my boss before resigning?
You may talk to your employers if you feel like it but you are not compelled to. Talking to them may prevent damage to your professional relationship but at the same time, it’s a personal decision.