Mark Ozawa was an incredible man whose most notable features were his smile and his compassion. He devoted himself to the service of others, always focusing on positively impacting the world around him. His joy, humor, and kindness permeated every aspect of his life and infected those lucky enough to surround him. After a long hospitality career in the US, Mark found his calling as Managing Director of the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia.
A developing nation with abundant natural beauty, St. Lucia has consistently endeavored to spread the wealth from the lucrative tourism industry to the local population. As Managing Director of Windjammer, Mark was heavily involved in community service through charitable outreach and direct work with the members of the Windjammer team. Loved by his employees and community leaders alike, he will be sorely missed. He passed away after a brief battle with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma on October 29, 2016. His family began this fund in order to honor his legacy of charity on the island that he (and they) loved so much.