But while de Villiers apparently embarked on a relationship with Mayné for a period, it seems that this liaison didn’t lead to anything long-lasting. And, in fact, the soldier finally decamped to the Belgian Congo as a member of the French Foreign Legion. In the end, then, Mayné went on to find a new love.
One day late in 1911, Mayné had her first encounter with Quigg Edmond Baxter while she was singing in a café. And it seems that Baxter swept her off her feet, since their meeting quickly led to a whirlwind romance. Yes, love began to grow between the Belgian songstress and her new Canadian beau.
Baxter was something of a catch, too. At the very least, as the son of rich parents, he came from money. And despite such wealth, the Canadian wasn’t idle. Initially, he found a vocation in hockey and made his living as a player. After an eye injury left him unable to see well enough to continue on the field, however, he decided not to leave the game; instead, he became a coach.