Sample Resignation Letter Due to Family Illness

Updated on: May 30, 2019

Obtaining a job and leaving it, both situations can be riddled with difficulties if you don’t know how to go about it with professionalism.

This is especially true of the time when you need to quit a job.


Your reason for leaving, however, may make it a bit easier to write a resignation letter if you are not going just because you are being paid a little more at another position!

If your reason is a family illness, you can specify as much detail about the disease and why you need to leave your job because of it.

Most employers are sympathetic towards medical issues and will grant you immediate release from your job.

This will be also helpful for you if you want to re-join the same company in the future.


Below is an example of a resignation letter which depicts a family illness as the reason to leave.

See also: Immediate Resignation Due to Wife Illness


Resignation Letter Sample Due to Family Illness


Charlene Davis
54 7th Street
Charlestown, WV 80104
(000) 111.7877

May 30, 2019

Ms. Felicity Holmes
Human Resources Manager 
19 Elm Street
Charlestown, WV 88844


Dear Ms. Holmes:

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my position as Receptionist for Apex Inc. My last working day will be March 29 as per my employment contract, which requires me to provide two weeks’ notice.

The decision to leave Apex was not easy, as I spent eight years in the company and developed all professional skills and expertise. However, a family emergency has forced me to decide to leave.

My father is extremely ill, and his prognosis is not good. While I had the opportunity of admitting him in a senior care program, I would like to be with him and personally look after his needs. I believe that he needs my assistance more than that of care professionals. I will need to move back with him to Denver, which I intend to do as soon as I’ll be released from work.

Apex has been my home away from home for a very long time, and it was indeed a difficult decision to leave. I am grateful for all the time and effort that has been spent to make me a successful receptionist. You, as my supervisor, have been especially supportive during my tenure, and I honestly appreciate all that you have taught me.

This notice period will provide you with enough time to hire someone in my place. I will be available on my desk until my last working day to perform necessary handing/taking process and provide training to my replacement.



Charlene Davis

Charlene Davis
Emp #: 301964
Apex Inc.


Related: Resignation Letter for Family Reasons

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