CALAIS and VANCEBORO Philip Gardner McIver, 76, passed away after a long struggle with heart problems on June 23, 2004, at his home in Calais. He was a long time resident of Vanceboro until ailing health forced him to move. He was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Vanceboro, the son of the late Austin and Gladys (Grass) McIver. Phil served in the U.S. Army in Korea during World War II. He was a brakeman for the Maine Central Railroad for many years. He was a member of the Vanceboro Methodist Church, the American Legion and Anah Temple Shrine. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Thelma (Cowan) Mc-Iver; four sons, Philip James and his wife, Marlene, Larry Kenneth and his wife, Rhonda, Roger Austin and his wife, Susan and Randy Alan and his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Marie Ann Tucker and her husband, Alan, and Marilyn Jane McIver; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves a special friend, Gary Johnson. Friends and family may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Vanceboro Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Ellen Beairsto and the Rev. Robert Hinton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vanceboro Methodist Church. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home – Bartlett Chapel, Danforth. For online register book, please go to