Your colleague has invited you to his farewell party. You will not be able to attend the party, write a letter to the friend. - Explain the situation - Say why you will not be attending -Say something about the period you have worked together and his/her work.

Dear Mr Jack, I writing to inform you that I will be absent from the celebration of your departure from the company
next
week.
Moreover
, I left a small present on your desk as a symbol of gratitude for all the years working together in the same team. Unfortunately, my mother fell ill
last
Monday and was transported to the hospital for an urgent surgery required by the medical examinations.
Additionally
, I am the only person left who is capable to take care of her during recovery days. In fact, I will be unavailable due to these circumstances on the party's date which will be on Monday, the 16th of June.
Therefore
, I deeply apologize for
this
inconvenience in my schedule, and I really wanted to see your house as you mentioned in the invitation card. I would describe my years of service, with the most incentive employee in the office, as one of the greatest moments in my career.
Moreover
, I am very grateful for all the lessons learned under your wise supervision and management. I hope to see you at later times. Sincerely yours, Ali Hammoud
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