Veronica Pick was born 29 October 1936 in Budapest, Hungary. Losing her father to illness at just five years of age was her first experience of loss. Fortunately, she and her mother were saved witnessing many of the atrocities that others suffered through the Holocaust by having been saved by Raul Wallenberg. After liberation, they traveled to Melbourne, Australia by boat where her mother prided herself on making new outfits in their tiny ship cabin for her daughter. She married Alex Pick in 1963 and had two daughters. A week shy of her 75th birthday she passed away from ovarian cancer. Her tenacity, kindness, laughter and amazing cooking are missed by all who loved her.